I don't know when I thought I was going to have time to make more soap today. It was on my to-do list, along with a few other things. We spent the morning catching the llamas and getting them ready for their spa day. Somehow they didn't seem to enjoy it as much as I enjoy getting a pedicure and a haircut. In fact, Merlin made a growling noise the whole time, and he was spitting a lot. Sterling was the calmest of the four boys. Since Kim and John, their previous owners, were the shearers, they knew what to expect. In fact, they told us not to get in front of Merlin because he spits while being sheared. That was really valuable information, as being spat upon by a llama is not terribly pleasant. We made sure to stand far behind him, although he was trying to turn his head enough to get us. We finally got the boys done and had lunch around 3:30 or 4:00. Kim and John left at 4:30, and then we had so many things to do around here that we didn't get into the house for dinner until sundown. This is a picture of Tuscany being sheared. Tomorrow is a big day for him, as he is going to be gelded.
I wish I could go straight to bed, but I have more work to do.