Two Tales for Wednesday

1. On Sunday Dr. M & I headed down to Ripley, Ohio. We just like to check to make sure that the Ohio river is still there (it was). It was a glorious day (you'll see those pictures later). But on our way home we drove by an alpaca farm so of course we had to stop to take pics.

At first they couldn't have been less interested.



Then they started wondering - is it that man who takes pictures all the time? No! It was actually The Bug taking pictures - which is why they aren't quite in focus.


If the paparazzi can't be bothered to use their best photographer then we aren't going to be bothered to hang around!


2. Dad I'm starving up here - can't a kid get a seed?


No I don't think we're going to try to get it ourselves!


Landing on that little ledge looks too much like trying to merge onto the freeway!


That was exhausting...


I could use a drink!



P.S. For more fun pictures check out Dr. M's blog post here

Comments

  1. Love the commentary. Alpacas are so funny looking -- the shape is just ... not ... quite ... right?

    Little birds, very cute!

    Off to the MD shore for a bike ride with the babes!

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    1. It's the little teddy bear faces that get me - so cute!

      Have fun!

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  2. The sparrows empty our bird feeder in a day but mostly by kicking the seed out and onto the ground.

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    1. We call them seed flingers - and, depending on the time of day, they can empty ours out in an hour! I think we might be a little overrun with sparrows...

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  3. They're critters? I thought alpaca was a duPont product? ;)

    S

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  4. Loved the trip. And yes, sparrows are definitely the worst seed flingers since Pine Siskins.

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    1. We have a friend who periodically gets inundated with Pine Siskins...seed flingers, all of them!

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  5. Those birds look like customers in a restaurant waiting for a table.

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    1. They do! They are crappy tippers, though...

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  6. I wonder what the difference is between alpacas and llamas? (He's off to the Google!)

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    1. Short answer: size. Alpacas are considerably smaller than llamas, and they don't have the "banana" ears.

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  7. I'm not sure what's more fun...the pictures or your comments. LOL!

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  8. Love the shots. I am a nut for animal shots if you have not figured that out yet. You and Dr. M always have the most amazing ones. Glad you enjoyed your trip.

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    1. Thanks! We should have a bumper sticker that says, "We Brake for Farm Animals (and Geese, and Hawks, and Flowers...)"

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  9. Thanks for checking on the river. "Seeing is believing" is my motto. (Well, one of them, anyway.)

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    1. I have often called myself "Doubting Dana" because I have to see it to believe it (and even then I'm skeptical - ha!).

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  10. Besides yours, how many blogs do I visit where I can get a look at a bunch of alpacas? None!! You have the market cornered when it comes to alpaca pictures. :) Makes me smile.

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    1. And now that we know where they are you can bet there'll be more pictures in the future.

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  11. Made me laugh! I love the "freeway" comment.

    About 20 minutes north of us there is a farmer who has camels. Camels in Canada. On a farm. We are in farm-country here, but I've never seen any camels in the region before. Alpacas, yes. Camels, nope.

    I haven't got any photos ... yet, but I will before the summer is out.

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