After dealing with several technical issues, I finally managed to get my pictures from yesterday ready to show you.Â
In any case, we headed up to Strawberry yesterday morning and discovered that Pine was having a craft festival.Â I don’t point this out because we stopped and shopped for crafty items.Â Instead, we got stuck in a long line of traffic crawling through the small town.Â In any case, we finally got to Strawberry and passed the old one-room schoolhouse as the directions instructed us to.Â Unfortunately, it was after this that our directions were a little… vague.Â The town sheriff was in his car at the side of the road, so we stopped to ask for directions.Â His response was “Fossil Creek Ranch?Â What’s on it?” which didn’t bode well for us.Â We drove back to the schoolhouse and retraced our steps.Â Anyway, we eventually discovered that we had been on the right path after all and made it to a very deserted llama ranch.Â I had been hoping to have a ranch hand (or whatever a llama ranch person is called) be there to chat with us and maybe let us pet the llamas.Â Instead, we just checked them out through their fence.Â I didn’t get a lot of pictures, but here’s my favorite.
I nicknamed this cutie Tyra, because this was the supermodel pose she was striking.
There were some darker colored llamas, but I didn’t get any great pictures of them.Â I did get a shot of these two fellas.
And, in addition to llamas, the ranch has goats.Â Hungry goats.
Goats so hungry that one managed to squeeze himself into the feeding trough holes.
This guy just cracked me up.
The ranch also had a small, but beautiful, garden with tons and tons of butterflies.Â Trying to get a picture of one of these butterflies was tough, because just as soon as I’d snap the picture, they’d close their wings.Â Out of the bajillion I took, I got lucky and had this one turn out.
There were also these really cool flowers in the garden.Â This picture I took is simply how it came out, even though it looks like I photoshopped it.
Ok, admittedly, it doesn’t look all that impressive at this size.Â But in full resolution, it kinda looks like a watercolor painting.Â Anyway, I’m not sure what these flowers are called (any ideas, Eva?), but they have impressive blooms.
Once we moved on from the llama ranch, we stopped to take a picture of the field we passed on the way up.
The colors were so much more vibrant in person, but I love the horses in the background.
Just to prove that I managed to drag my sick, llama-loving butt up to Strawberry, here’s a picture of me with my niece-in-law…
and one of just me (exciting, I know!)…
and finally, a picture of my little trooper, the Yarn Mobile.
She did such a great job yesterday!Â Especially considering the fact that she went to all that work and didn’t even get to stop at a yarn shop as a reward.Â Poor thing!