Long Meg's Diary 27-01-13
I fell over on the ice and I hurt my leg last weekend. Really painful. I couldn’t put any weight on my back left leg. Since I slipped I’ve seen Hetty Pegler nearly fall down too. Horrible ice.
My lovely cria Tintagel went a bit hungry overnight for the first couple of days. I really didn’t want to get to my feet to feed her it hurt so much. It would happen to a nursing pregnant llama wouldn’t it? Strangely, my two sons knew I was injured and spent a lot of time with me in the first two days. Stanton Drew and Rollight were concerned for their mum and Rollright even tried to suckle from me for comfort I suppose, but I firmly told him ‘No, my milk is for Tintagel’.
But the important thing was I hadn’t broken my leg. Our people kept watching me and noticed I was attempting to put a little weight on my foot. This is good. I wouldn’t be able to stand on a broken leg. So, a nasty sprain, which for the last four days has been getting a lot better. Treating a break in a llama’s leg can be a tricky thing for the doc. Thankfully no further treatment has been necessary.
Of course, my charming brother Brodgar had to start singing a little ditty behind my back:
I’m Meg the Peg, deedle eedle eedle um
With my limping leg, deedle eedle eedle um
Wherever I go through rain and snow
Our people always let me know
There’s Meg the Peg, deedle eedle eedle um
With her limping leg, deedle eedle eedle um…
And so on…something about me winning the three legged race and being useful as a cricket wicket…
Very soon Tintagel and Maes Howe’s daughter Belas Knap will be weaned. It’s about time for both them and us. We’ll tell you more about weaning the babies soon.
This Spring on the farm we’re expecting lots of llama babies. In April, Hetty Pegler and Marden are likely to be giving birth for the first time and in the summer Maes Howe and I are due to have our fifth baby llamas. Now the snow and slippery ice is going, the boys are gearing up for llama trekking. Happy and exciting times at Old King Street Farm.
More news from Golden Valley Llamas soon.