Summer heat

@savypat (20246)
United States
August 2, 2012 1:28pm CST
So far we have had a beautiful Summer here on the West Coast of the US, but we have been warned that the heat is coming, in a big way. 105, by Sat. We are soaking our fields to help keep the llamas cool. We will run sprinklers all day as soon as the temp gets past 95. And we will be susre to watch them carefully for heat stroke. Llamas are not built for extreme heat as the big camels are. They are not normally found in the desert areas. I even have one that will lay in the water most of the day but he is only one the rest just like to be sprayed now and then. I am very glad we got the whole herd sheared this year.
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@GardenGerty (105498)
• United States
9 Aug 12
I guess I think of them as mountain animals or something. I imagine that hair is quite a burden when it gets really warm. We have had tons of days over 100 this year. I know that there is a lot of llama ranching around here so it will be interesting to see what we learn about at the state fair.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
7 Aug 12
Hi savypat, This has been a particularly hot summer, even here in Atlantic Canada and records are being broken everywhere. I had thought that llamas were found only in hot countries - so I learn something new every day. Blessings.
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@marguicha (106366)
• Chile
6 Aug 12
As you know, friend, we are in Winter now. But besdes the weather, I always wonder about your llamas. For me, llamas are part of our country´s altiplano, in the far north. There are places where thay use llama´s wool for seaters and ponchos. I prefer alpaca wool because it´s softer. What do you do with the wooll you get?
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
6 Aug 12
We have lots of water here just last night I was very nervous because of the heavy rain so much pouring all over my country. As of now the flood is inside my house. I can see a river in my window outside the street. http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2687239.aspx
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• United States
2 Aug 12
Here in NY we have had some hotones as well. I know it has been over 80 for most of the days since we got back from down south. Now,sown there was very hot and we needed to sleep in ac all the time. Right nowIhave no air conditioner her at all and it feels good in here to me. but,adrain is sweating his head off.
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