Last week, while staying with my Aunt Kathie, I had the chance to visit Wunsapana Farm in Altamont, New York. Please click the link and read about the farm in detail. You won’t regret it. I’m so happy to be able to share a little bit of our experience with you here. Frankly, Mr. Social Media might be a little tired of me telling him about it – so it’s a good thing I have this new creative outlet. Do you want to hear about the llamas? Please, let me introduce you to a few of the ladies who call Wunsapana, home.
Now, I’ve never met a Llama before this. My aunt has been talking to me about these girls regularly since she met them in early January. Honestly, she talked about them a lot. And then she invited me (and the kids) up to visit so that we could go there ourselves. And walk the llamas. Mm hmm. Walk them.
Now, I am a farm girl at heart. I’ve never been on a llama farm before but I’ve been on a dairy farm, and a goat farm. I’ve ridden horses, chased barn kittens, and been terrorized by attack farm geese (I was only 8 and there are some things you just don’t get over). I know how to milk a cow and I’m not afraid to do it. But llamas? Well, I think they have stolen my heart.
These ladies, these llama ladies, like to give your face a little sniff when they meet you. Lean right in. There is an etiquette to this thing. Lean in for sniffing. . .
. . .and then comes the hug.
And again. Have you got it? One more time: Lean, sniff, hug. Repeat.
It was such a privilege to go and walk the llamas. Teri Conroy, owner of Wunsapana Farm, has got something really special going on over there. She says her greatest joy is sharing the experience of the farm with others. I hope she knows how much joy she is sharing. The entire experience, from start to finish, was just fantastic. Maybe that’s only if you’re a farm girl, like me. But somehow I think it will translate – I think everyone will feel the llama love.
I could go on and on about this place and I feel like I already have. I feel like I haven’t stopped talking about it since we were there almost a week ago! I will leave you with just a few more pictures of the barn – because really I could do an entire post just about the barn. I wanted to move in the moment I stepped inside. Yes. Move into the barn. Like I said. Farm girl. Oh, and I think I heard Teri say she does sleepovers in the summer. . . sigh. . .