Monday, 16 April 2007
Still keen on llamas! I have read a lot about them now! Of course they are not as straightforward as they first seem and we must make sure we get the right type of llamas to start with! Think we will have to go for two gelded and halter trained young boy llamas and if we like them we may later go for breeding females. Of course the first problem is that the land has no trees and in the summer it is pretty hot! LLamas can get heat stress so one of the first things to think about will be to plant some trees to provide shade and also to investigate if there is a water source on the land so that we can create a pond. Apparently one corner is always a bit damp so maybe there is some underground water. We will need to get the local water diviner to check it out! Ian seems to think that acacia trees are the best as they are fairly fast growing. Planting the trees is not too expensive but we think providing a frame to protect them from the local bambis may be a bit more pricey! Its a lot to sort out in out two week holiday!