Even before you enter the gate the Llamas will be checking you out, the goats will cry out a welcome. When you enter their corral you might be wary of their size, and you will be amazed at their speed as they run around to show off their long strides. After they run for you, we will show you how to hold the llama pellets in your hand as the llamas use their oddly grippy lips to pick up the pellets. The llamas love the pellets and they will take turns visiting each feeder. Once they have eaten all the pellets, we spread some hay for the llamas to graze on and everything becomes peaceful and silent. You hear the wind in the trees, the call of the quail, the gentle sound of hay being mashed into cud. When you look up you notice you are surrounded by the desert, the Sawtooth and Joshua Tree mountains to the South, the ancient volcanic Black Mesa to the West, and Johnson valley stretching endlessly North. Throughout this experience your hosts will educate you on all things llama, and snap pictures of you so you can share this magic with friends, family, and followers. Experience last about an hour. NOTE: you must be 18 yrs or older.
salty snacks to replenish your electrolytes.
Bottled water unlimited
My husband, Sam, calls me the Llama Whisperer but in reality it has taken both our efforts over several years to teach these rescued then adopted llamas to trust humans again. Our expertise comes with 1000's of hours learning about our precious Llamas. Following their pack behaviors and working with them based on that knowledge, you could say they trained us. An artist and Bay Area ex-patriot, I have been reborn as a docent of the desert. I built my own personal oasis rescue ranch, and I am a certified Coachella Valley Master Gardener. Breath taking views and a wealth of native flora and fauna are the art I cultivate now. I love my desert home, garden and animals, and my greatest joy is helping others see, know, and enjoy the desert and all her glory. NOTE: you must be 18 yrs or older.
Your intimate interaction with our Fab4; Ema and her daughter, Ixchel, and Mama Llama and her son, Cocoa Bunny; all 4 now full grown adults; they will wow you with their prowess, charm and beauty while you feed them, photograph them, follow them around, and learn about these magnificent creatures. I will answer any and all questions about Camelids/Llamas, their ancestors, these particular 4 rescued/adopted, and this breathtaking Mojave desert
Touched by a Llama