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I want pygmy goats.
I used to, then I went on a farm tour where people raised them, they aren't friendly! (the alpacas not the people)
I've always wanted alpacas. Live the dream, and let me know how it goes.
We actually have a long-term plan to have llamas. We just got a book all about it. If you go for it, you have to get at least 2 llamas because they are herd animals. Or if you don't get 2 llamas, you should have sheep or goats for the 1 llama to have its herd. Nice thing about llamas is that you don't need prime pasture.
Thank God I'm not the only one who wants alpacas. Husband is from Kennebunkport and built a house up there (not one that will be in a magazine) and I'm planning on raising alpacas if we are ever forced to live there year-round.Maine is cold and wet though, I don't know how well they do in wet.
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Do it, I can teach you to spin fleece into yarn and weave yarn into cloth. Both are surprisingly relaxing.Goats are sweet, like big dogs. Get a few of those too.
As a former farm boy, I should tell you that unless you (or somebody else) is there full time livestock is a bad idea. Rustlers, you know. Emus could be another option; they're excellent watch animals. Until they escape and their feral offspring terrorize the neighborhood.
If I'm ever in a band I'm going to name it Feral Emus.
I wish I too had unlimited funds and time to jet around the world, shop for quirky waterside vacation homes (with no erosion potential) and ponder which random trendy farm animal would complete the animal quota required for my rustic months away.
Oh, Anon. You're a hoot.
Feral Emus - ha!! I want the t-shirt asap.
Quarter Rat - I had no idea you were a farm boy. I feel like you should get some kind of cash prize for being able to use the word "rustlers" in a sentence, with authority. :)
Ohhhhh now you are importing your random farm animal from down under? At least spare your neighbors and the continental US the terror the Ostrich's feral reject cousin. Emus are only good for solving the three letter mystery word in a crossword puzzle.
you know, you could also just get a white standard poodle and give it "the alpaca" cut. I can see it now... Decorno and her poodle (and pug), cruising to shop for antique mirrors with a stop for an afternoon drip coffee and then heading to the country for a little peace... It will be fabulous.
Pygmy goats.Mini horses.Potbelly pigs.Chihuahuas.Munchkin kitties.Guinea pigs.and a wonderfully tiny garden full of resplendently tiny gourmet veggies. A girl’s gotta dream big.
We had Ostrich once on our farm growing up. Thelma, Louise, and Romeo
Ha! (CArrie) - - that poodle trick can't fool me. I need the real thing. (PS will you drop out of business school and come tend the herd??)
D - let's revisit the dropping out discussion when it starts snowing here, or when accounting starts. Whichever comes first.
I wish I too had unlimited funds and time to jet around the worldAnon 7:32--How old are you, that you think "jets" are this decadent rock-star luxury?
those might be two separate items: beach cabin, adopt alpacas.I would imagine alpacas might be cramped in the beach front home [wink]
the care and feeding of the cabin is enough rent the alpacas for the weekends
Think I need some too. They are just too cute. :)mikkywww.todaloos.com
One of my good friends, Dorothy Draper, and I would race alpacas...... We did this in a tiny race course in Santa Barbara. Originally built for pygmy ponies.Her alpaca was named Freddy, and mine was Edgar, after Edgar Hoover...... a very funny man..... mostly misunderstood!! I used to have him out to the house...... we would talk late into the night....... It was odd he never found a nice lady to settle down with.
Buy a stuffed one. Better yet, buy the wool.Like llamas, they spit and are smelly. Unlike llamas, they don't sing sweetly at night.Bantam chickens, now THOSE are amusing (except for the poop) and the eggs are darling.Trust this farm girl gone urban, there are farm animals and then there are animals worth farming!
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