Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Field Trip

Last weekend John and I went to our local alpaca farm. They were having a sale and I haven't been there for almost three years, so it was time for a visit. 

When we first arrived there was one cute little alpaca outside of the fence. He seemed to be trying to find his way back in. I let the owner know and she didn't seem too concerned. She said he had been getting out all week and would join the rest of the group when it was time to be fed. Sure enough, when we left he was back inside the fence. 

I have trouble telling alpacas from llamas unless they are standing next to each other with their ears up, so I'm not sure exactly which animals are in this group. 

This was not really a help to me.

I think these two were playing some sort of "I'm taller than you are" dominance display game since they kept posing like this. The one on the left was consistently the winner. 

I'm fairly sure these animals below are llamas because their ears look like commas (that's how I remember). 

This one was quite tall and she was content to just look around the corner and chew.

I did buy some yarn and I think you might get to see it tomorrow.

Thanks for coming along on the field trip!


  1. They are all such characters! I love the one guy who kept escaping but then would find his way back in.

  2. I don't know what's better... your images or your commentary! (However, inquiring minds want to know what John thought about all of this!) :)

    And I can't wait to see your yarn!

  3. What a fun time! Looking forward to seeing your yarn (and hearing/reading what you will make with it). That sign about alpacas vs llamas is hysterical! They are all so cute...but don't they spit?

  4. That is a great field trip! Where is it? I think I have to go. Love the poster showing the differences between alpaca and llama. They got it just about right. LOL

  5. They are all cute and look like mischief makers! I look forward to seeing your new yarn!

    1. The animals were fun to watch! The yarn isn't anything exceptional to look at, but it's incredibly soft and I'm really enjoying knitting with it.

  6. I love these photos! I think alpacas are sweet and llamas are kind of . . . aggressive!

  7. oh what fun! that is what I miss about where I used to live, being in the country and seeing the animals, thanks for taking us along the way :)

  8. I can never tell the difference, either . . . but I love visiting llama/alpaca farms! I love the little one who kept escaping . . . but still wanted to eat. Nothing like keeping a wayward child in check with food! :-) What a perfect little escape, Bonny. Thanks for taking us along.

  9. I've been around llama and alpaca enough to know personally the difference. Llama can get really opinionated and alpaca are sweeter characters. They hum, too! Llama are usually much larger animals and alpaca have the cutest faces. Enjoy your yarn!


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