Meet Our Llamas
Each llama is distinct and has a different personality. Often people ask us if they all have names – OF COURSE – and if they respond to their names – YES!
Check out the slideshow for each llama!
Vega was bought as part of our original five llamas. She was born in 2001 and had one cria, Altair, in 2006. Although she looks brown, under those long guard hairs is a lovely silver colored fleece. Vega is a mini llama, but we have never officially registered her with the American Miniature Llama Association.
Winter is the mother of two other members of our herd, Snow and Storm.
Before joining our herd Winter was a 4-H llama. She works very well with children.
She was born in 1999 and as her name implies, she is all white.
Also born in 2006, Winter is Storm’s Mother and Snow is his half sister.
Storm spent his first year trying to find out if the grass really is greener on the other side of the fence.
The last of four crias born in 2006. Paletta is Sky’s mother.
He is part Bolivian which may explain his beautiful, silky fiber.
It is fun for me to see the ways he is like his mother: his toenails have to be clipped more often than most of the herd; his front teeth have been long and protruding since he was about 2 years old; and his temperament is sweet and mellow.
Dewey was one of our original 5-member herd. She loved going for long walks in the Wyoming prairie with Larry. By the time she was 4 she had taken over the guard duties. She shares that job with some of the other llamas, but still asserts herself as the “boss.”
Born in 2006, Canute was the first cria born into our herd. Dewey is his mother.
Canute has learned how to tip the feeders over so he (and others) can lay down and eat.
I call him my drama llama because instead of just spitting at another llama trying to eat out of his feeder, he will garggle, grunt, and generally make a rucus until the "intruder" gives up and moves on.
Fearless came to live with us in 2007 when she was just 2 years old. She is 15, now, but is still the llama most likely to race across the field, or prance at sunset.
She is my "wild child."
Tippi Canoe was born in 2001. He spent a number of years as a 4-H llama.
Tippi came to live with us in 2007 when we borrowed him to be the guard for our male yearlings. We loved him and his way with our “little boys” so much we couldn't give him back so instead, we bought him.
Below are pictures and bios of our llamas who have sadly passed on.
I didn't want to delete photo's and biographies just because they had died and were no longer physically with us. We love these animals and know that many visitors to our farm do, too.
Evening Star was less than 1 when she came to live with us in 2004 as part of our original herd. Evening Star was one of our larger llamas, but was such a gentle soul.
She died on January 21, 2021.
Evening Star has twice been attacked by dogs. The first time she was chased off our property and spent two nights by herself on neighboring ranchland. Dewey (being led by our llama mentor) helped bring her back home. Paletta, Snow and Star were visibly jubilant upon her return.
Gorgeous Guy was born in 2004 and came to live with us in 2007. We were fortunate to have 12 years with him.
Guy had gorgeous, soft fiber – which may be how he got his name.
He died on August 12, 2019, surrounded by all his llama friends.
Paletta was one of our original herd of five. She was stoic, even by llama standards. She was 17 years old when she died on February 9, 2015 and is remembered and missed every day.
Sky, her cria, is just 1 day old in this picture.
Born in 1996. Kat was 22 when she died on June 24,2019. Kat really benefited from our move to Vashon. The warmer weather suited her.
Kat was officially a mini llama but her personality was HUGE.
The second of four babies born in 2006. Vega is his mother.
Altaire was smart and gregarious. I always said it was a good thing he didn't have opposable thumbs.
Altaire took any open gate as an opportunity and any closed door as a challenge!
He was only 12 when he died on March 10, 2019.
Snow – Winter’s Snow – was one of our original 5 llamas. She was less than 1 when she came to live with us in 2004. Snow died on April 13, 2020. She was almost 17 years old.
Even when she was grumpy, she always looked like she was smiling.