Quaker Hill Farm 2nd month, 2008 News
Just a quick story this month! Other than that - Brrrr! it's cold and snowy. Temps mostly below 0
at night and barely in the single digits during the day. Lots of snow!
The Lama in Winter
Our Llamas have the most amusing character. They regularly regard us with utterly
condescending airs as though they were granting us very special time
in their presence. They are really, really funny and wonderful to be around.
We have two Llamas,
Ruth and Ester. Bill has taught Ruthie to give him a kiss when he
asks. That takes a fair bribe!
Ruthie is currently suffering from the ultimate humiliation, the
intolerable indignity of hearing her regal name stripped of its
majesty when, in beloved "pet-name" fashion, Bill (who is extra fond
of her) affectionately calls to her from across the field for all the
world to hear..."ROOOOFIE! Come 'ere ROOFIE".
Ruth refuses to reconcile herself with the insult and demonstrates
her disgust by ignoring Bill completely with her head in the air,
eyes gazing blankly skyward in the opposite direction. This is no
term of endearment for her, oh no!
I admire her though, she successfully manages to keep her composure
under such pressure...that is until Bill shakes the grain pail and
then she is reduced to the lure of a bribe and romps with unabashed
enthusiasm to his side in remarkable time. Bill understands her, he
knows she loves him best. But when he beckons her to give him a kiss
before being allowed access to the sweet feed, she complies, casting
me a side long glance which he can't see, that tells the truth!
Blessings & Peace,
2nd Month, 2008
Words of Wisdom
The true office of any faith is to
give life a meaning which death cannot destroy.