Over the past few days, we’ve added to the herd. Please welcome Patsy and Edina to the farm. They love their hay, frolic in the fields, and have a coat that Hermes would die for! Patsy is sleek, with the look of a Vogue model, circa 1991. Edina has a mess of a head. She looks like a collie or sheep dog. But mind you, a La Croix collie or sheep dog.
Two more llamas joined the herd today. No pictures yet. Because, quite possibly, one of them was around when Betty White was a teenager. She’s as aged as the woman from Titanic, dropping a little Peruvian jewel into Lake Titicaca. And she comes with her adopted baby. A 2-month old that has weaned herself. Her mother “ran away.” That is the myth surrounding her. I don’t believe it. My many books don’t believe it. Tomorrow, I’m sure, my vet won’t believe it. She was suckling at granny llama’s teat this afternoon. She’d be more productive asking Patsy for a glass of Stoli.
And at this time, there is, in fact, no more room at the Orchard House farm. We’re at capacity. I have room for one more peacock. But he’s always been in the master plan. We’re accepting applications on our waiting list however. After all, Cloris Leachman can’t live forever. Until then, come and visit the llama herd at Orchard House. And it is a herd – 9 in total. Their antics are still same, just on a larger scale. And two babies are always better than one!