Check out Our Friends! Rick Neal and Diane D'Angelo Diane makes awesome Llama Jewelry & Wild Rose Llamas has incredible Llamas! Visit their site here <Wild Rose Llamas>
Llama Packing in Alaska Dan and Jackie Marshall have a "COOL" business using their llamas in Seward, Alaska. Along with their Fully Guided Overnight Trips and Drop Camps, they offer an attractive 3-4 hour llama hiking tour on a moderate and scenic two mile trail that arrives at one of the most picturesque lakes on the Kenai Peninsula. The llamas carry everything that is needed to have a comfortable and enjoyable outing. They will adjust their trip departure time according to your schedule. < Llama Vacation>Don't forget to check out their Cabin. . . .
Colonial Carriage Works This is a fantastic website and it's owned by llama lovers! Cheryl and Todd Frey in Columbus, WI look like they have a storybook life.Established in 1993 Colonial Carriage Works <carriage photos> is the premier source for all things related to carriages. With over 15 years in the carriage trade, they still found time for Velkommen Llamas <look at llamas> in their lives. They also have Inhabitz, their design and furniture gallery <don't forget to shop>. Bookmark this site and check in often. Need a gift? Remember to support fellow llama owners whenever possible!
Beatrice Etchison Member of
Llama Association of Southern California
Blue Mountain was opened for a hike on March 15th for the second time in two years. The mountain, above Palm Street and Honey Hills Drive in Grand Terrace, California is usually closed to the public. But property owners adjacent to it have agreed to make it available for an annual hike. Llamas and Pets are welcomed. The hike started at 8 a.m. and covered 1.6 miles from the base of the mountain to the top. "It becomes a little bit more strenuous half-way up," Beatrice reports. "Over 500 people were on the trail, only one llama participated and made it to the top easily."
When we found these wonderful, custom rugs by Jonathan Adler, we were ecstatic! We want to decorate with llama fiber and here is a wonderful product using Llama.
Find out more about artists and craftsman that use camelid fibers as we discover and interview them. Check out our spotlight:for more details about Jonathan Adler Handwoven Llama Rugs.
We are always on the LoOk-OuT for people in Llama Land that are making a difference! We believe Melissa Perryman is one of those folks. Talented, smart and just nice, Melissa answered some questions that I had lately regarding some rescued animals over at the SELR. Could not have asked for a better, more professional response. But, the most amazing part of Melissa Perryman's life is her ART. You just must check out her websites and order and don't forget to book the portrait of your favorite llama or pet from the <unique goat studio> or <Melissa Perryman Portraiture>!
the unique goat studio
Melissa Perryman started The Unique Goat Studio in 2002, as a celebration of her life with animals.
Melissa has worked with animals for most of her life, and her background as a biologist contributes to her detailed depictions of the physiology and beauty of living subjects. She has worked as a researcher on wild bird populations in the Southeast, and spent a year in Yellowstone National Park, working with the Gray Wolf Restoration Project.
She met and fell in love with llamas in 2001 and that, along with her lifelong love of animals and art, inspired her to develop her art into a business. Melissa creates one-of-a-kind clay ornaments and jewelry, whimsical watercolor paintings, as well as expressive drawings of animals. She has studied under master portraitist Wendy Wassink Ackison for the past decade, and accepts commissions for portraits of humans and animals. Llamas are one of her favorite subjects.
Clients of her portraiture are amazed at how accurately Melissa captures the essence of the portrait subjects. She is a member of the Whimsical Women Artists, and sells her work at shops and craft fairs across North Carolina.
She is actively involved with the Southeast Llama Rescue, as an adopter, member of the Board of Directors, and editor of SELR's e-newsletter, The Llama Rescue Review.
Melissa and her family currently share their farm with 5 llamas and 5 goats.
Support Llama Rescues!
How can you help?
foster homes, transport, donations… and sometimes just folks to come out and help shear, do toenails and vaccinations, and spend some time with the animals. Each of the rescue organizations has more information available for you
" It's all fun and good times because Llamas Rock. "
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Friday, March 14, veterinarians met in Henderson, Texas, for a 1.5 day Camelid Conference to learn more about Llamas and Alpacas. All of the Vets in attendance commented that they are seeing more and more investment quality animals showing up in their practices. This is the 1st time this kind of seminar has been done in the Industry and The CLI was praised for bringing such and event to Texas!
Approved by the Texas Veterinarian Medical Association for 10 hours of Required Continuing Education Credit.
Taught by internationally known speaker/teacher and camelid owner, Dr. Anthony Stachowski (Mantua, OH) and assisted by Dr. David Corley (Henderson, TX), the hands-on conference included all aspects of basic camelid care, plus dental procedures, jugular venipuncture, ultrasound and gelding. Participants had an opportunity for a round-table discussion to compare notes and ideas.
Dr. Anthony Stachowski (Mantua, Ohio) instructs Dr. Justin Cavitt (Lufkin, Texas) on the subject of Llama Dentistry at the recent CLI Camelid Conference on March 14, 2008 in Texas!
USEFUL LAMA ITEMS
If you have not seen the all NEWUseful Lama Items Catalog for 2008-2009, you simply must take a break and peer at all the wonderful LLAMA LIFESTYLE items that Chris and Bruce Armstrong have added. The Frutero Bowl on Page 85 is just wonderful! The Peru Project Section offers a variety of handmade, original and homegrown products that they have purchased directly from Peruvian Artisans! Profits from the purchase of these products will be donated to a variety of chariable Peruvian organizations. Now we can give back to the country that has given us our wonderful Llamas! ~When you change a life, you literally change a generation.~
Awesome T-shirt from Peruvian Project.....Next time you order supplies, don't forget to treat yourself! We love these.
University of Arizona Anthropologist Dr. Nathan Craig Seeks Help From Camelid Industry
In an attempt to improve knowledge regarding camelid domestication at Jiskairumoko, Peru, and other sites soom to be excavated in the region, help from camelid owners across the U. S. is being sought. . . .<read>
FuN WeB StUff A fun space with our virtual LLAMA friends.
Virtual Llamas These little guys are terrific. Give the Llama Hay and Feed the Chick.
LlaMAs ArE FuN!
We give our Llamas the best Nutrition we can find. Right?
Don't forget about yourself and the humans that live with you. These are our favorite Nutritional Supplements....
We have to keep the bones strong and energy level up and going! The best we have found and combined with all of the exercise we get with our llamas, it's a perfect combination for good health. It absolutely helps our energy level, so we can play with our Llamas even longer during the day! <learn more>
Kay Patterson-Sharpnack coined the phrase "Llamas Are Fun" in the first ad she designed for Patterson Llamas in Sunset Magazine's Marketplace section. That was 1975. She said she ran it every month for 10 years.