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In February of 2004 we were featured as the Farm of the Month
in the Llama Crossing Newsletter which was pretty exciting for us.

Back in May of 1995 we were featured in an article in Llamas Magazine

and we have reprinted it on our site figuring that most folks reading this
won’t have a copy of that magazine handy.

(By the way, the pastel of Ambassador at the top of the page was done by our son John.)

We have several different sites and try to provide as much information as possible.

If you would like to explore some of our other pages,
which we hope you will find useful,
the menu immediately below provides a set of links.

Go there!

People often ask us “Where is Mount Lehman?”

Okay. We admit that downtown Mount Lehman is not exactly huge.
It has a fire hall, a library, a post office, a credit union and an insurance agency.
It also has a few llamas in the area.
If you went down the road and turned left at the school
you might stumble across our llama farm.
(Map to farm)

We are approximately forty miles east of Vancouver and about ten miles north of the US border.
(If you ask nicely, we might even proudly tell you how high Mount Lehman is.)

The next thing people ask is “Why do you have llamas?”

That’s a little harder to answer, but basically it is because we enjoy them
and we enjoy the people that we have met through being part of the llama community.

Then it’s “What got you interested in llamas?”

That’s even harder to answer. We were driving through Peru one day,
on our way to New York (it’s a long story) when we saw herds of llamas grazing
all by themselves in the middle of nowhere. We took lots of photos of these strange creatures
and I guess the seed was planted. Years later we saw an article in a backpacking magazine
with some wonderful photos of a llama packstring on Mount Hood.
That did it and it wasn’t too long before we started writing letters to different farms.

We acquired our first two llamas in March, 1981 and had great fun training them
as in those days it was difficult to find any information at all about llamas.
Even hiking was slow as everyone we met had to take photos
and we had to answer a million questions.

Amazingly, despite the first two being males, the llama population here has steadily increased
so that presently the herd is a little too big to take hiking all at once.
At last count there were around fifty, but we love them all.

Having this many llamas allows us to offer a wonderful selection
whether you are looking for breeding stock, pack llamas, or guard llamas.

Our breeding program is diversified so that we can supply llamas that are a very good size
as well as some that are smaller. Some of our studs will add bone to their offspring
while others will add fine fibre.

If you would like to visit some of our animals the links below will guide you through this site.

Ambassador Conquistador

This outstanding male
on the left is
Canadian Ambassador

This Ambassador son
on the right is
Conquistador


Sarah Burgundy


This beautiful female
on the left is
Sarah Barnart

This big girl
on the right is
Burgundy ’95



We cordially invite you
to explore some of our other pages:


What’s new on this site?


Mount Lehman Llamas Directory A pictorial guide to the rest of our web sites.

Llama information All you ever wanted to know about llamas

What can you do with them? A page of photos of people doing things with llamas

Canadian Ambassador Mount Lehman Llamas’ stud

Burgundy ’95 and her buddies A few of Mount Lehman Llamas’ females

Conquistador Canadian Ambassador son

Sarah Barnart and some woolly friends Several more of our special females

Baby Album A selection of photos of some of our baby llamas

Poisonous Plants Plants that may be dangerous to llamas

Toxic Hay The wrong hay can kill your llamas

Tribute to Honeysuckle A sad story

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The Llama Question and Answer Page Want to learn more about llamas?
(Fifteen separate pages of information.)

The Llama Birthing Page Expecting your first cria? This should help you prepare.

Re-breeding Page Suggestions on when to re-breed your female llama.

Llama Body Language A look at llama behaviour. New

Children’s Art Pictures and notes from young visitors.

Llama Greeting Cards Cards with llama paintings. New

T-Shirts Silkscreened llama T-shirts now available.

Llama fibre Spun llama fibre now available.

Kool-Aid Dyeing Instructions

Hand knitted llama hats Chullo style llama hats now available.

Make your own hat!
Kits for knitting llama fibre hats Includes instructions and proper amount of fibre New

New: Magazine write-up on Patagonia guanaco study trip.

New: Magazine write-up on Pacific Crest Trail llama hiking trip.

Stereoviews A few of our llama photos in 3-D.
3-D photos around the farm and 3-D llama hike photos. New

Llama Hiking Pages:
Pacific Crest Trail | Shulaps Meadows | Taylor Basin
Potato Range | Lone Valley | Warner Lake New

Llama Photography Lesson Tongue (or cud) in cheek.

New Digital Disasters New camera. New ways to crop photos.

New Favourite Llama Photos and Snapshots around the farm.

New
spit graphic
The spitting image.
Video clips of a llama spitting
plus a page with still pictures showing the stages of a llama spit.

History Page A short history of llamas.

List of Llama Trivia Pages:
Lots of old pictures and interesting stuff.

| Trivia Examples | Metal Llamas | Musical Instruments | Miscellaneous | Pictures & Postcards |

| Cartoon Llamas | Llama Toys | Pottery Items | Variations on Dalai Lama name | Llama Cartoons |

| Paintings & Prints | Jewellery | Fabric Items | Pictures & Postcards | Music Groups |

|Jewellery | Table Oddments | Postcards | Paintings | Prints | Miscellaneous |

| More Llama Postcards | Llamas in Advertising | More Miscellaneous Llama Stuff |

| Still More Llama Postcards | Llama Stereoviews | Old Llama Books |

| Trading Cards | Still More Llama Postcards | Llamas and Carts |

| Llamas and Carts | Llama Crests and Signs | Christmas Llamas | Even more Llama Postcards |

| View-Master pictures | Postcards | More Postcards | Still more Llama Postcards |

| Llamas in Advertising | Miscellaneous | Trading Cards | More Trading Cards |

| Zoo Postcards | Postcards from Peru | Stereoviews of Alpacas | More Llama Stereoviews |

| More Llamas in Ads | Llamas on Posters | Llamas in Puzzles | Llamas on Pins |

| Things made from Llamas | Pictures & Postcards | People Riding Llamas | Postcards, Machu Picchu |

| Postcards, Sacsauhaman | Postcards, Cusco | Llamas in Zoos | Llamas in Zoos |

| Llama Modes of Tranportation | Llama Forms in Nature | Trading Cards |

| Prints with Llamas | Prints with Llamas | Paper Currency with Llamas | Coins with Llamas |

| Ads with Llamas | Peru Postcards with Llamas | Peru Postcards with Llamas |

| Peru Postcards with Llamas | Peru Postcards with Llamas | Bolivia Postcards with Llamas |

| Bolivia postcards with llamas | Bolivia Postcards with Llamas | Llama Stamps, Peru |

| Llama Stamps, Peru | Llama Stamps | Unusual Llama Stamps |

| Llama Fibre Items | Circus Llamas | Christmas Llamas | Argentine Postcards |

| Argentine Postcards | Chilean Postcards | Zoo Postcards | Lama companies and people |

| Llama Stereoviews | Llama Wine Labels |


Quiz Page A quick, self-marking quiz about llamas.

List of sale animals currently available at Mount Lehman Llamas.

Seek Word Page A word-finding game using llama-related words.

Seasons on the farm: Autumn leaves | Winter snow | Spring rain


Just for fun: Llama pages in Spanish translated by computer to English:

Queen of the Andes    •    Andean Camelidaes    •    On the camelidos ones    •    LAMA (French to English)


Fun pages using applets for different effects on llama pictures.

Lake reflection | Snow storm | Spotlight | Confetti | Lightning storm


Barn Toulouse A selection of some of our favourite paintings:
Barn Art Our llamas are housed in an art gallery. Art worth spitting on!

New Litle known facts about famous paintings:
Famous paintings with llamas.

Llama Books Recommended Llama Books can be ordered on-line.

Llama Links Links with descriptions of other llama-related sites

Lots ’n’ Lots of Llama Links Lots of llama-related links grouped by areas and interests

Alpaca Links Alpaca-related links grouped by areas

Llama Trekking plus Bed and Breakfast Links Page

We also have a new site page index organized by categories.

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Brian and Jane Pinkerton

29343 Galahad Crescent
Mount Lehman, British Columbia
Canada V4X 2E4

Phone: 604-856-3196
E-mail address:
brianp@smartt.com

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