Friday, June 17, 2011

Wild Adventures under the Moon



The Moon was WILD last night... The animals felt the pull of those primal urges that well up inside us all as that orange color grows ever full in the pitch black sky.

The energy of this moon got the wee one wanting to do a walk about... Just as my body was wishing to lay down I heard the llama's give their alarm call. I sprang from the couch and ran to get my shoes on. Grabbing a flashlight as I head out the door I found myself darting through the tall grass in my nightgown. As I reached the pasture there stood all three of the llama's in a circle. There heads bent down to the ground. Panic hit my entire body thinking one of the Big Billies might have been injured by a predator. I placed the flash light down on the ground and what did I find???? It was our new wee one!!!! Frozen into place by the watchful llama's. I scooped her up and hugged her so tight. I quickly checked her over and made sure she was O.K.

As I walked her back to the safety of the barn I gave her that lecture that all parents give to a wee one when we have been scared to death.. Just then she gave me sweet tiny nibbles on my check as if to say she was so sorry for the stress but she just wanted to visit those in the next pasture. As I came into the barn and placed her with her mother who also gave her a real long talking to while wee one nursed - I shook my finger at all the other mother's telling the "Pay Attention Ladies" See during our winter birthing season the barn doors are all shut and so no one can do a walk about in the dark. This tiny girl can just pass through the rungs of the panels so there is nothing to stop her from wondering...

So needless to say I can not shut the barn doors because the heat would be too much for the others - Yes, not much sleep for me again because I kept going out and checking that the wee one did not leave the protection of her mother. I guess I know what is going to be one of my jobs today - finding a way to keep the wee one in place and safe because I really need a few good hours of sleep.

As for Sugar - as I checked on him through out the night and sat with him a couple of times he was enjoying the cooler night air and the crazy moon. This morning at 4 am when I let him out, we walked through the dew filled tall grass and spoke of the amazing moon and of the wee one's adventure. Life is so grand when you can share it with someone who loves and needs us !!! I also told Sugar that today is Conrad's (my youngest son) birthday - he is turning 24 years old today and I give thanks that he is with us... His start in life was nothing short of a nightmare but we pulled him through and today he is a strong, wise and kind young man. I am very proud of him. I am blessed with some special two legged and four legged souls in my life even when they give me reasons to panic and stress out.

So today give that special someone today a WILD HUG and Thank them for being in your world....

3 comments:

Candy C. said...

Glad the baby was okay! We had to resort to chicken wire around the bottom of the goat's pen to keep the babies in. The pens are constructed of cattle panels and you wouldn't think the babies could fit through those holes but they don't even slow down! LOL!

Tribal Horse Designs said...

you need a bed in the barn with the ladies :)

larkspur funny farm said...

Candy thanks for reminding me I have some extra mess in the tool shed - THANKS I guess my mind is really mush!

Had a bed in the barn when we had over two hundred sheep but it got worn out so now it is hay bales and a folding chair...