Little did I know how our lives would change after my daughter came home from school asking to go to a llama open house. Our younger daughter came home from school with her weekly folder of handouts from school and was very excited to show me information about a llama open house. I forgot about it completely, until Sunday when she came down for lunch and innocently asked what we were doing that afternoon. Since we had nothing pressing, we all had to go see the llamas. My husband and I thought we would spend at most an hour there, and be on with the rest of our day. Boy, were we wrong! As soon as we drove up to the farm both of our daughters got very excited to see the llamas in the pasture by the road. While we were there, they not only saw llamas, but also walked with llamas, began to learn about these amazing animals, work with fiber, and talk with llama loving people. Before we left the farm, they were signed up for the 4-H llama project.
During our first year leasing llamas, my daughters and I not only were active in 4-H, but also discovered the International Llama Registry. It was through contacts we made, conferences we attended, and shows we competed in through the ILR that we made lifelong friends and became addicted to llamas. We now have our own farm and 13 Full Argentine llamas. Little did I know how our lives would change with that one request from my daughter to visit a llama farm!