We had dairy goats, horses, and chickens, and, at night… way off in the distance and sometimes not so far off in the distance… coyotes. We had dogs, but it’s a time consuming process getting the dogs out of the house and to the scene of the crime.
Suffice it to say we spent a lot of time worrying about the critters outdoors and a lot of time researching the best way to keep ’em protected. Some said dogs, some said donkeys, some said llamas. You read that right… llamas.
While we were debating, a local boy who had purchased a couple llamas for one reason or another and decided that they were more than he bargained for, offered them to us for $25. Not $25 each… just $25. Of course, we bought them. Named ’em Yoda (because of his lop-eared look) and Butterscotch (because of his coloring), and brought them home.
Turns out the books were right: Llamas are great guardians. And they produce fiber, too.