Not Martha


The other weekend I got to visit an alpaca farm with friends.

Alpacas have very soft necks. And they like apples.

There were chickens there too. Chicken butt!

We took a walk on the beach at low tide and found lots of things, including a sea cucumber, some tiny crabs, some truly horrifying looking seaweed, the shell above and one very startled heron.

These rocks looked decorated.

Miss you already sweet things!

· comments [10] · 10-12-2011 · categories:travel ·

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  • 1 Maggie // Oct 12, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Did you know that alpacas are natural protectors of goats and will fight off mountain lions?
    I didn’t, until I went to a goat farm tour, in which they explained this alpaca-goat relationship of love.

  • 2 jo-anne // Oct 12, 2011 at 9:15 am

    That’s a moonsnail shell and such a beautiful one! If you get a chance, do a Google image search for moon snail egg casing – the oddest shape! I used to find them all over the beach without their snail and it took me ages to figure out what they were.

  • 3 Nolita // Oct 12, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Just added “visit an alpaca farm” to my living list. They are so cute and they look so zen with their smirks. Thank you for sharing. Surprisingly enough I found a few farms located near me (in the center of the US map). When we lived in the country years ago a neighbor of ours had a single alpaca and I always wondered why only one….may be time to find out!

  • 4 Jenny // Oct 12, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Oh they are so cute. I love your close-ups of their faces. I saw some alpacas when I was in Peru and just loved them.

  • 5 Christy // Oct 12, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Who knew alpacas were cuter than llamas?

    Unrelated but I need advice – I have searched long & fruitlessly for a weekly planner similar to this one from B&N
    but I can’t tell if it stands up or lays flat.
    I’d love a weekly planner that’s long like this to sit under my monitor. And I’d really love it if it was a little prettier (like on chevron striped paper). But alas, I can find pretty and I can find useful, but not both. Can you help?

  • 6 megan // Oct 12, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Maggie – I did not know that! Actually, I did not know that goats needed protecting. Maybe because they don’t seem as smart as the alpacas I’ve met.

    Nolita – I know what you’re referring to, they are strange looking. Very startling if you don’t know what it is.

    Christy – I’m afraid I’ll be no help, I keep all my stuff in online calendars these days.

  • 7 Jené // Oct 12, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Awwww! So cute! Where was the farm?

  • 8 Ellen // Oct 12, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    I can’t believe there was no mention of kissing an alpaca on the snoot – their noses look so adorable, I’m afraid I would have been unstoppable. And that one’s hairdo, too stinkin’ cute!

  • 9 Tammy // Oct 14, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Cute pictures! I’m going to see some alpacas tomorrow, so yours caught my eye!

  • 10 Amanda // Oct 18, 2011 at 10:05 am

    That looks like so much fun! I def want to visit alpaca farm someday!

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