As you can see Llama boy is sitting in front of my fiber prep room again - I have his attentions again. I almost thought that now that he is a Daddy I held no place in his heart but not true. While I was moving hay into the barns and cleaning up a bit he came up to me and gave me his soft lips on my face and blew softly. That is a Llama's loving actions.. I worked out in the high winds for a large part of the day trying to cover and move things because the weather guessers stated I might hit 90 miles a hour winds later in the day... I worked hard and got inside just as the winds started to gain full force. I decided the only way to drown out the hollowing winds was to put the earphones in, start a movie and turn on the big carding machine.... Pure Heaven
Fast foreword 5 hours and the wind was so bad that twice in the night I went to the basement and did that duck and cover behavior. Amazingly the power stayed on but I had the candles ready, water moved, extra clothing and blankets sitting in their appointed spots. Ready for the worst. I kept praying that the animals would be O.K. and that their structures would stay grounded.
As the light broke this morning I was outside checking on everyone and trying to feed.. Some how in the early morning the barn door on the north side somehow rolled open and so I had several huge drifts in the barn. After feeding I started shoveling snow out of the girls barn. Dottie (baby llama) was glad to see me and was glued to my butt while I was trying to work. I sat for a moment and rubbed her all over, listened to her hums she was sharing with me (telling a story of loud winds the winds were and how bad the snow is) and to comfort her best I could... She rubbed her head all over mine which is what they do with their mothers and then wanted me to do the same. Gladly I did and then had to get back to work. The last picture is of Llama Boy sitting behind the big drifts next to where the Llama Girls are housed. Boy guy - he refused to go into the smaller barn again but Grace did not spend the whole night chasing him - he is a big boy and will have to make his own choices...
The bare spots of ground that showed Wednesday is now covered with 6 inches of snow and still coming big time. The snow was White Out conditions and every window has snow plastered to it so looking out is almost impossible. I am hoping this will slow down some today but I will work as if it will not. I must say this gal is a bit weary of this but what you going to do - Mother Nature just is not listening to my pleas.
Thankful that all is still standing and we will do our best to find purpose and joy in this day. What is the weather like where you are??