We had a wonderful visit with my brother Tom and sister-in-law Pat. They make beautiful jewelry in Asheville, North Carolina. They are heavily involved in the Southern Highland Guild http://www.southernhighlandguild.org/bauman/
and they are avid gardeners and foodies in their spare time. They also blog at http://tompatbauman.blogspot.com/, which I really appreciate because I get to enjoy their garden.
All of our visitors have to admire the horses. It's mandatory. Like most folks, Tom and Pat liked big Boomer best. As long as Paj and Reggie get the same amount of carrots, they're OK with that.
We went over to our neighbors Kate and Mike's alpaca ranch. Kate let us get up close and personal with her lovely alpacas.
The alpacas were very cute and frisky.
The speckled one is Mizz Fancy Pantz, and the big black guard llama is Victoria.