As you tour our rural region, it’s not unusual to see cows and horses in the fields you pass by. That’s as you might expect. Although not so numerous as cows and horses, llamas are also quite common. There are a few farms in the area that devote themselves exclusively to llamas, and others that just keep one or two. Llamas are reputed to be good watch-animals who are often included with flocks of sheep to keep a protective eye out for coyotes and other would-be predators of their smaller fleecy flockmates.
My favorite field residents are a bit more out of the ordinary. Ostriches! I sometimes see this trio on my way up to visit Ponygirl. They were nervous and suspicious when I stopped my car to snap this photo of them, even though I was quite a distance away.