I am hoping once this new website is complete that I will be able to offer some insight ona fairly regular basis. Simple musings, thoughts to share, a funny story, or perhaps a picture of someone doing something silly.
Thanks for visiting, please feel free to share!
|Posted by Susan Sydor on June 13, 2012 at 10:45 AM||comments (1)|
The girls are shorn....don't they look lovely? I was surprised at the bellies on them, and incredibly pleased that they are as healthy as they seem. Even though there was a huge fuss during shearing, I think they're very happy now that all that wool is gone!
|Posted by Susan Sydor on August 28, 2011 at 6:15 PM||comments (0)|
It is August 28th and we are just about ready for our new additions to the farm. Three little Icelandic ewes, so tiny, so sweet.
Today we are picking up our hay, with the help of David and Patti from Maple Lane Llamas. What a big job! We could not have done this so quickly without your help. Big thanks, folks!!
|Posted by Susan Sydor on October 7, 2010 at 7:16 PM||comments (0)|
I'm not sure what it is, but Lacey, our little black female is the loveyest, kissiest animal I've ever met! For the last three days, this girl has been so affectionate! It started out with little nose snuffles, just a little sniffing. Now it's full fledged, deep breathing in, trying to inhale my nose and mouth, munching with the lips, KISSES.
I keep thinking it's something I must have eaten, but three days in a row? She just stands there and gazes into your eyes, and you're the one who finally has to walk away, because I truly think she's stay there for an hour.
I don't think I've ever felt quite so honored as to have this regal animal bestow such love on me. Quite the experience.
|Posted by Susan Sydor on October 7, 2010 at 7:10 PM||comments (0)|
We've had our llamas long enough now that we are comfortable letting them out in the 'back forty'. Well, not really, actually, it's the 'back four'....:P
Anyway, the llamas are SOOOO happy! It's only been a week, and now, at 8 am, they're waiting to go out of their area, and when it's time to come in, they follow us willingly. They are so very smart, doesn't take them long to figure it out. Now they have the space to fill their bellies freely and are refusing the hay again. Although the horses chased them out of their pen only a short time ago, they seem to have forgiven and spend alot of time near the fence where Rock grazes. They seem to want to keep each other company, especially since Rock is alone again. Poor fella.
We are still trying to figure out how to teach the other three furry ones to leave the llamas be so they can feel comfortable without being bothered. Persistance....
This is a short post, just wanting to let you know how happy they are~!
|Posted by Susan Sydor on September 30, 2010 at 11:20 AM||comments (1)|
This will be my first entry to gab about our new site and what we have planned for the farm. For those of you who know me, you'll get how huge this is for me. For those of you who don't, well, you're about to find out!
I have always wanted to live on a farm, as far back as I can remember. I recall asking - no, begging - my parents for a horse. 'It can live in the back yard, mummy' or, 'it can stay in the basement, I'll feed it, I promise'. Always a fascination with nature, a communion with the trees, with living, furry things.
Well, that dream has become a reality, and although my husband is still shaking his head in bewilderment - "how did I end up back in Manitoba?!", he's wondering - we are able now to build the life we want.
Our property is only five acres, not big by country standards, but enough for us to build a small herd of llamas and hopefully create a successful market garden business. Our neighbors are fantastic, most have lived in the area for over 20 years, so you know that turnover is not frequent, which means it's a good place to be.
We recently added 4 llamas to our furry family. We originally planned on three, but Cassey decided to get on the trailer and wouldn't get off - and you're not getting a llama to move if she doesn't want to - so, we ended up with four. A small adjustment to the shelter plans, and it's all good.
In conjunction with my current business, which is creating natural bath and body products, my hope is to live a life filled with fresh air, lots of dirt, and plenty of smiles. Our son tells us almost every day how happy he is that we are his parents (I know, pretty good!), he loves the fact that we are here doing what we are doing. My husband, well, he's getting used to being back here (in the cold, harsh, winters), and I'm sure he still loves me some. All in all, it's good to be back home, and I can't wait to see what the future holds for us.
For now, that's it, have a wonderful day, all!