Llama-rama!

Hanging with the herd

Hanging with the herd

Right up the road from Spy Garden, friends of ours have a whole adorable herd of llamas and alpacas! We enjoyed our first (of hopefully many!) visits recently…

Alpacas

Alpacas

The Spy, alpaca, llama

The Spy, alpaca, llama

Baby, chasing the babies

Baby, chasing the babies

One of the babies

One of the babies

And another.

And another.

Baby had SO MUCH fun feeding them carrots!

Baby had SO MUCH fun feeding them carrots!

You can see here where some of the fur has been shaved off...

You can see here where some of the fur has been shaved off…

The owner of these llamas/alpacas uses the fur and spins thread and wool with it! I look forward to talking with her to learn more about this process (and see some of the things she makes with it!) For now, all I really know about llamas and alpacas is that they are a combination of a cuddly stuffed animal, a camel, and a pony and are SO much fun to play with (and photograph!)

Teeny-bop Alpaca

Teeny-bop Alpaca

Profile

Profile

This one really reminded me of a camel.

This one really reminded me of a camel.

The Spy's friend telling us all about the alpacas!

The Spy’s friend telling us all about the alpacas!

So cute!

So cute!

So cuddly!

So cuddly!

Llama; this one looking very horse-like

Llama; this one looking very horse-like

The Spy

The Spy

Alpaca, Llama, Baby

Alpaca, Llama, Baby

What're you looking at?!

What’re you looking at?!

Hello! What's your name? (that's how Baby was greeting all of them) haha

Hello! What’s your name? (that’s how Baby was greeting all of them) haha

Come on Alpaca!

Come on Alpaca!

Hello, blue eyed friend!

Hello, blue eyed friend!

This one reminded me of a pony.

This one reminded me of a pony.

Baby with grazing alpaca

Baby with grazing alpaca

11 thoughts on “Llama-rama!

  1. Pingback: Spy Garden Summer Begins | Spy Garden

  2. Eliza Waters

    What a great post – Baby looked so happy to meet these new friends. Even one with matching eye color! They are delightful creatures, esp. the alpacas, so cute and cuddly-looking. I love alpaca wool, it is so soft. I brought some back with me from a visit to Peru in 1979 and my grandmother made me a sweater from it, which I eventually wore out. Oddly enough, just yesterday I was cleaning a closet and found some of that leftover yarn. What are the odds that you would post this on the day I set eyes on it for the first time in 20 years! Synchronicity!

    Reply
    1. Spy Garden Post author

      Yes, this is one of my favorite posts ever! My parents also visited Peru a few years ago and gave me a hat (now, I definitely need to go find it!! ahha) That is so coincidental that you just came across the alpaca yarn!! You definitely should make something special with it!

      Reply
      1. Eliza Waters

        There may be a scarf, hat or possibly mittens in what yarn I have left. I have an assortment of llama/alpaca products that I brought back from my trip – most in a trunk packed away. Rugs, hats, gloves. I just came across a small stuffed llama that I put up on a shelf in the living room. This stuff needs to be used not packed away!

  3. narf77

    There are alpaca’s on our walk that we occasionally do with the dogs over the river and they all run to the fence to watch the small cows being led past on leads. They are very clever creatures and the first time they saw the dogs they made a high trilling (danger) noise but they know they are safe now and they are just very curious. I liken them to the Irish male. Have you SEEN Irish men’s hair?! They look like Irish punks ;)

    Reply
    1. Spy Garden Post author

      Hahahhahah I have a coworker who has some very stylish punkish hair and we found an alpaca picture that looked just like her; so I totally know what you mean. HAHHahaha

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s