I loathe dusting; it is a never-ending chore, and with high winds and wildfire or woodstove smoke it's impossible to keep up with.
But...I love watching llamas take dust baths.
This is a common sight during the summer months. However, I was stunned to see this action from one-week-old Freya, yesterday:
Note the not-so-white neck now. And that's Zuri, born in April, in the background for size comparison with Freya.
I've also been watching the interactions between Nella and Freya. Considerable nuzzling going on...
Nella is very protective of her cria, yet she allows her to explore. Freya has been checking out the fences and racing across the paddock, back to the comfort of mom.
You can see how light Freya's one blue eye is from this angle. By the way, we named her "Freya" after the Norse goddess of love and beauty and the source of the day name "Friday" (she was born on Friday the 13th, and 13 is a lucky goddess number).
Another fun thing to watch is how llamas get themselves down. It's called "kushing" in llamas and is similar to how the sheep get down.
Tilting the head back and looking rather smug. Freya mastered this on day one.
Family portrait :-)