I picked Reed up at 6 am this morning to drive to Rochester, MN. Kathy Hanson, a blog reader and frequent commenter, raises a small herd of llamas inside the city limits and I wanted to meet her and her llamas.
She’s a delightful gal and Reed and I learned so much about llamas and alpacas today. Here she is with Brownie.
I wanted to show you the size of animal that Kathy was controlling.
And then Reed got to lead Brownie!
We also met Sunny, her new baby born a few weeks ago and still nursing. Did you know a baby llama is called a cria?
Look at those cute little ears! Kathy told us to just stand still and let the llamas sniff us – they don’t really like to be petted but they’re very curious animals.
This friendly girl is Apricot.
I was simply delighted to meet these gentle animals! I’m sure you can tell we had a great time making their acquaintance and the man who lives on the acreage has alpacas, a close relative to the llama. Kathy was so gracious to teach us about her llamas and she even presented Reed, Myra and Vera folders of info sheets and coloring pages.
After spending time with the llamas we went to Kathy’s home where we admired her husband’s flowers and gardens in their back yard.
Kathy, I am so happy to have met you -thank you for showing us around your little corner of the world!
Off we went to several thrift stores and then to one of my all time favorite stores – Collins Feed and Seed with antiques in the back. Oh my, what a selection! Why didn’t I take pictures???? Honestly I get so caught up in the “looking” that I forget about what I want to include in the blog! Duh! At least I had my purse along this time! Hahaha!
By this time it was lunchtime and off we went to Red Lobster where Reed had a small lobster tail and I had this fabulous Caesar salad with shrimp on top.
On the road again heading west to Owatonna with about 6 stops on the way at thrift stores and antiques – took us forever to get there but I wanted to go to the shop Urban Finds at Medford. When we arrived we were met by signs all over that the store is closing. How very sad but I have not been a steady customer and evidently others haven’t been either so there’s the handwriting on the wall, so to speak.
By the time we got home we were both exhausted! What a fun day! Hmmm…..where’s our next adventure going to take us?
I had an epiphany yesterday and pulled this fabric.
Wouldn’t we all like to have a new fall wallhanging that’s not too hard to make and doesn’t take lots of time to sew? I’m working on it now and hope to have it finished this weekend so I can show you.
If you’re a reader who doesn’t bother to read the comments, you’re missing out on a lot of fun! I just love the comments and feel like I’m conversing with a group of friends and hope you’ll all feel like you can comment any time. Closing the ads is always appreciated as well.
I finished another small wall quilt that uses only one size of fabric, 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″. Are you curious? Another post coming up!
I leave you with this comical pose!