Friday, June 5, 2009

Everyone's mom wants to have an Alpaca farm, right?



Every morning, on my drive to work, I pass fields.
Fields growing crops...and fields with animals.

There's this one field that contains a white horse.
I thought that's all that lived there...
but one day when I finally stopped to take photos,
I found some other critters lived there.



Two Alpaca.

Did I ever tell you my mom wants to have an alpaca farm?

I think it's an awesome idea.

I grew up on a ranch, so I love having animals and land.



And a black calf.



But this is the beauty that caught my eye.




My boys named her "Thistle" because the field has tons of wild thistle growing.





She's sweet & friendly.



Yes, yes, Ms. Alpaca, I'm sure you are too...
but you basically ignored me to munch on grass.



Donny's in love with Thistle too.



She wanted to come home with us...

I'm not sure what Annie would think of that.





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19 comments:

sassy stephanie said...

Is an alpaca the same as a llama? I've worked with the kids at the Houston Livestock Show that show Llamas. They spit all over you. Ew.

Indy said...

Love the photos. Tell you mom to go for it!

C and C Mommy said...

My mom owns two alpacas. They are sooo friendly and sweet to the kids.

Rocksee said...

Alpaca's are COOL! YOu should get one. I would like to share custody! I would even pay child support.

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

I crocheted a shawl out of Alpaca hair...it's very warm and soft but can be a tad itchy.

I think they are beautiful creatures!

Shannon said...

Your mom knows alpaca spit, right?

ewwww.


But Thistle is a beauty!

Justine said...

Oh, how I love the critters, great and small, and these are some of the cutest I've seen in a while! Are alpaca generally nice animals? I don't know much about them. Thistle is gorgeous!

Justine :o )

Misty Dawn said...

Thistle is BEAUTIFUL! Sounds like I'd get along with your entire family just fine!

i beati said...

great pics all Hope your summer is as fun filled as last year sandy

Carletta said...

Great pics!
I love the closeup shots!!!!

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Cristin said...

Theere are a couple Alpacas at the petting zoo in town... they're our favorites... seriously cute animals..

Becky said...

Oh Thistles gorgeous! Great pictures! Alpacas sacre me, I don't know why! :P

Cezar and Léia said...

wow fabulous post!
Thanks for introducing us these lovely Alpacas!Great pictures!
kind regards
Léia

( purrs and love from Luna - Camera Critters )

Sue said...

Thistle looks like the horse of my dreams...and is rather like one I used to ride as a child. Lovely.

Cozyflier said...

Beautiful pictures! I joined camera critters!

I enjoy your blog.

Shelley Munro said...

Alpaca are so cute. I'd love to have an alpaca farm as well.

Joy said...

Thistle is absolutely gorgeous. I've loved alpacas for a long time and always wanted a couple...and a farmhand to do the dirty work. ;o)

DysFUNctional Mom said...

What a cute bunch of critters!

Screwed Up Texan said...

My husband's aunt just offered us her llamas...dont know if that would go over too well with her husband though. Too bad we live in the city...