Thursday, April 30, 2009

Is Your Mama a Llama Lover? Spend Mom’s Day Learning About Llamas in Washington County

Llamas are cool. I always loved reading the picture book, “Is Your Mama a Llama?” to my kids when they were toddlers. Because of the story, whenever I had to take the kids to visit their doctor in White Bear Lake, we detoured past the two llamas that lived off of Hwy 96 and Ottertail Rd. I don't think they still reside on that property. Llamas are a rare site in the Twin Cities; one you remember after you see them. There used to be another farm in the community of Shafer in Chisago County where I would see llamas peeking over the fence from time to time. They are such beautiful creatures.

On Mother’s Day Weekend, May 9th and 10th there will be an opportunity to get up close and personal with a llama (or two). The 15th Annual
Llama Magic Festival is scheduled to be held at the Washington County Fair Grounds in Lake Elmo, MN. So if you are looking for a chance to walk a llama, learn about how to use llama yarn in crafts or maybe even buy a llama to raise on your Minnesota acreage, stop by!

Copyright 2009 Teri Eckholm