Llamas and alpacas are completely domesticated animals. Starting around 4000 BC the Incas in the higher Andes Mountains began using the ancestors of today’s modern llamas and alpacas for their fiber, meat and dung; as well as their packing abilities.  … Continue reading

Llama Fiber, Fleece or Wool?

Ever since I got my llamas and starting hanging out with a knitting crowd, there has been a question burning deep inside me.  I think we can all agree that wool comes from sheep, but what do you call the … Continue reading

Early Embryonic Death

LLamas have it tough when it comes to pregnancy.  Not only do they have to carry those crias for 11 months, they also have one of the highest rates of pregnancy failure.  Some estimates are that 57% of all pregnancies … Continue reading

Hey Ho, The Donkey Must Go!

My two spoiled llamas, Edie and Widget, have been in full protest for two days.  When Geronimo the donkey first arrived, they looked at him with an air of disgust and kept their distance.  When he brayed for the first … Continue reading

Crias Are Cute

Llamas have a funky, quirky cuteness to them. But baby llamas, or crias, are some of the cutest things I have ever seen. Unfortunately, I don’t have any of my own, so I had to troll the internet for a … Continue reading