About

Minnett was the first llama born on the ranch after I started working there.  He and I have always had a special bond, and, in 2005, he became the first llama I ever bought.  Now he's a somewhat grumpy old man, but I love him as much as ever,
Minnett was the first llama born on the ranch after I started working there. He and I have always had a special bond, and, in 2005, he became the first llama I ever bought. Now he’s a somewhat grumpy old man, but I love him as much as ever,

 

Hi! I’m Cherity. Thanks for stopping by and checking in on the craziness of my life as an almostfarmgirl.  Of course, most people don’t come for me; they come for the critters and the crazy.  (I don’t blame them one bit!)

See that barn in the above picture?  That’s where I keep my llamas.

Yup.  That’s right.  Llamas.  My husband and I have 26 on property (including alpacas).  Then there are the chickens: residents of the nearby Cluckingham Palace (because that’s what you call a chicken coop with a pergola and wired-in heating, air, and lighting).  Oh, and the horses are in the back barn.

Llamas are nothing new in my world.  I’m been training and showing them since I was 14.  (I actually worked through high school and college at the same ranch we’re buying, and some of the same animals are still here.) Horses came before that.  (I was 8.)  Chickens?  Chickens are new.

Of course, this blog isn’t always about the farm–there are flashes of travel, random musings–and there was that one time when I wrote an entire post about underpants –but much of what you’ll read here is about what life looks like when you’re managing over 50 animals every single day (horses, llamas, alpacas, chickens, cats, dogs, and two hedgehogs to round out the chaos), renovating a 1970s farmhouse, and trying to maintain sanity while holding a completely unrelated “big girl job.” (You might say I work in an office and play in the mud.)

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Jeremiah, my husband, with my Minnett. They sort of just tolerate each other.

Grab a seat (or better yet, a pitchfork!)  We have so much to talk about!

 

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4 thoughts on “About

  1. Hiya, Cherity! Just wanted to let you know I really enjoy your blog and have nominated you for the Liebster Award — there’s no trophy or sash, but you’ll hopefully have a warm fuzzy feeling of being appreciated (and cross-promoted).
    Official rules with variations: http://wordingwell.com/the-liebster-award-the-official-rules-my-first-blog-award-and-a-few-personal-secrets-revealed/

    I totally understand if this is not your bag and if you don’t want to pick up and carry the torch — no problem, and no offense taken. In any case, I hope the extra traffic across your site from my own links will be helpful and appreciated.
    Warm fuzzies,
    Mother Hen

    Here are your questions:
    1. Why did you start your blog, and why did you choose this name?

    2. What is your idea of the perfect night out?

    3. What is your favorite article of clothing and why?

    4. If you were a pizza, which one would you be?

    5. Name your top 5 all time favorite guilty-pleasure songs.

    6. If you could choose to live on any island, which would it be and why?

    7. What is the farthest you have travelled? What brought you there?

    8. Beatles or Stones?

    9. If you could be any breed of chicken, which one would it be? Why?

    10. Who do you want to be when you grow up?

    11. How much wood does a woodchuck actually chuck? (It’s one of the burning issues of our time…I can’t believe no one has ever properly answered it, but go on… have at it!)

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