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