Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Old Faithful

The kids and I drove about an hour or so today to see our first geyser. Here's Old Faithful of California as she erupts. She was on an every 20 minute or so schedule today.

We also saw some Jacob Sheep, Fainting Goats, and Cockatoos. Interesting note about the goats.... they don't really faint, but when they get startled, their muscles lock up, which often causes them to fall over (faint). At one time they were used to protect sheep. If wolves or coyotes attacked, the sheep could run away and the goats would fall over, providing an easy meal for the predators and saving the sheep.

I think the kids were more interested in the llamas they saw there, though. Emily had to snap some pictures and then of course we all had to sing "The Llama Song."

9 comments:

War Eagle said...

I love the Llama song. that is really funny. LOL

quietlyshouting said...

My eyes have gone funny trying to keep up with the Llama song! Very amusing though :-)

DJG said...

Life must really suck as a fainting goat....

Denise said...

Thank you for your comment on my site via Michele's. I think your wildlife experiences sound wonderful and I never knew about fainting goats, so I've learned something today! :-)

Helene said...

Wow- looks like an wonderful day!

jlybn123 said...

I bet a geyser is an amazing sight! Sounds like fun!!

Mellie Helen said...

I clicked on the Llama Song link, and cracked up. It was really cute! I'd never heard that before. Then I continued looking at other blog entries and time passed and...heeey, that Llama Song is still playing in my head. Help my daughter on the potty, have some coffee, cruise a couple more blogs and...that song is still there. Okay, Karen, cute song -- now, how do I turn it OFF?? Llama Llama Not a Llama Llama Llama Farmer Llama Llama.. *crazed eyes*

Beanhead said...

Great pics! That would be a great fieldtrip.

puremood said...

You have great pics for your wonderful memories... that first picture is amazing. Hi, from Michele's.

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