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Wier World Llamas & Alpacas

Wier World Llamas & Alpacas Wier World Farm is an educational farm dedicated to providing knowledge about llamas and alpacas. Step back in time and learn to relax. Come to Wier World and visit with the llamas and alpacas!

If you bring baby carrots, they will eat them at the fence! We don’t do tours, but you are welcome to simply enjoy the herd.

Operating as usual

A fisherman spotted her just east of the Faralon Islands (outside the Golden Gate) and radioed for help. Within a few ho...
09/19/2022

A fisherman spotted her just east of the Faralon Islands (outside the Golden Gate) and radioed for help. Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so badly off, the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her…. a very dangerous proposition. One slap of the tail could kill a rescuer.
They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her. When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous circles. She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, nudged them, and pushed gently, thanking them. Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives.
The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth says her eye was following him the whole time, and he will never be the same.
May you be so fortunate to be surrounded by people who will help you get untangled from the things that are binding you.
And, may you always know the joy of giving and receiving gratitude.

Thanks to Joe for cutting up that tree that fell in the pasture.  He and Jack were a Team.  Jack on my beautiful tractor...
09/17/2022

Thanks to Joe for cutting up that tree that fell in the pasture. He and Jack were a Team. Jack on my beautiful tractor and pulling down some hay.

The critters were happy to see us - as usual.
09/13/2022

The critters were happy to see us - as usual.

The llamas and alpacas have been giving us the “stink eye” all morning and checking their watches.“Is it time yet?”“Is i...
09/03/2022

The llamas and alpacas have been giving us the “stink eye” all morning and checking their watches.

“Is it time yet?”
“Is it time yet?”

We picked up Ben in Waterloo and it was finally time to feed hay and grain.

Dreamer is always ready for a hug.
08/30/2022

Dreamer is always ready for a hug.

Feeding grain and hay and refilling pools.  All the pools refilled and ready for llama lounging.
08/26/2022

Feeding grain and hay and refilling pools. All the pools refilled and ready for llama lounging.

Awesome idea!
08/20/2022

Awesome idea!

Taking some pool time.
08/19/2022

Taking some pool time.

“The First Nations believe when you are going through a hard time or a problem and a feather appears on your path that y...
08/16/2022

“The First Nations believe when you are going through a hard time or a problem and a feather appears on your path that you will be blessed with spiritual support and guidance. You must accept this feather and use it as your smudging item in your smoke prayers, the spirit that dwells in this flyer will come to you as your guide to help you with your problems and will protect you from harm. This powerful medicine will become one with you and spiritual gifts will manifest within you from the attributes of this flyer. For you will now be able to summon this spirit guide whenever you use this sacred feather in your smoke prayers, you can also hang it on your dreamcatcher or medicine shield for protection from bad medicine. Whenever a flyer places a part of itself to you than the spirit of that flyer has been asked to be your spirit guide.”

Shared from Native American History

My sister sent this today. After my brother and sister and I were commenting on this we discovered something amazing.

Our Native heritage is strong.

Each of us - unbeknownst to the others - has a collection of feathers. Each of us felt a connection to the “spirit guides” that floated those feathers in our paths. Each of us felt the need to keep and collect those feathers as part of our journey.

Family lore, passed down through the Kennett family, still guides us.

A lovely note left behind by Mila, admirer of llamas and alpacas.  She visited the farm with carrots for the critters.
08/16/2022

A lovely note left behind by Mila, admirer of llamas and alpacas. She visited the farm with carrots for the critters.

The llamas and alpacas were part of quality control as Joe put our hay into the closer barn.  Thanks for the help.
08/15/2022

The llamas and alpacas were part of quality control as Joe put our hay into the closer barn. Thanks for the help.

Welcome to the pasture.  A lightning strike wasn’t messing around last night when It took down a cluster of three trees ...
08/04/2022

Welcome to the pasture. A lightning strike wasn’t messing around last night when It took down a cluster of three trees and stripped all of the bark off of another. The llamas will be busy eating the leaves for several days. Fortunately it didn’t land on the fence or the powerline.

Sun bathing in 100-degree heat?  I’m thinking that’s a mistake.  Midge stays in the barn in front of the fan.  Smart gir...
07/23/2022

Sun bathing in 100-degree heat? I’m thinking that’s a mistake. Midge stays in the barn in front of the fan. Smart girl.

A friend visited the farm yesterday and gave my herd some special treats.
07/19/2022

A friend visited the farm yesterday and gave my herd some special treats.

A nightmare day with this one.  We came out to feed in the morning and there she is with a rope completely wrapped aroun...
07/15/2022

A nightmare day with this one. We came out to feed in the morning and there she is with a rope completely wrapped around her neck. It was also dragging on the ground and periodically she would step on it. Way to go, Icey.

And so the adventure began. After feeding hay and grain and never having her get close enough to snip the rope, Jack gave up and went inside. I spent the next three hours trying to cut off that rope, but the moment I would get close, she would back up.

In the summer we take the sides off of the barn so my animals can stay cool. I have three fans going all the time. It is not conducive to catching anyone.

I tried to enlist help, but was unsuccessful in calling in reinforcements.

Around 5:30 I decided to come up with a plan. I dragged a bunch of cattle panels and attached them to the poles in the barn. In one instance I had to cut tons of creepy, itchy, weedy, plants that were growing up and causing the fence that was leaning against another fence to be stuck.

I dreamed of the days when I was so powerful that There wasn’t any llama in my herd that I couldn’t catch, eventually. You have to remember, that I did rescue for over 15 years for SouthEast Llama rescue. I picked up some pretty wild llamas.

And now I am old. I am weak. And my bruised arms are evidence of blood thinners. It is rough, and I am not a fan of this whole Aging situation.

After getting the panels on the side of the barn, I called Jack to come outside to help with the capture. It took about five minutes. Icey realized she had no place to go, and just stood there and Jack put his arm around her neck. I walked over and clipped off the rope and she was free to go. Luckily it was only in the high 90s today.

I think tonight I will dream about the days when I truly could be the “Llama whisperer.” The days when most llamas were catchable and I was “freakishly strong.”

Ok, Icey. You nearly broke me today. But not yet.

Photos from Wier World Llamas & Alpacas's post
07/04/2022

Photos from Wier World Llamas & Alpacas's post

A farmers work is never done. Our hay guy and his sons and daughter-in-law brought us a fresh load of hay to last for a ...
07/03/2022

A farmers work is never done. Our hay guy and his sons and daughter-in-law brought us a fresh load of hay to last for a while. He has beautiful hay, very high-quality, and is meticulous about how he cares for the growing crop. Thanks Steve.

Jack and Ben helped a bit, and then actually carried some bales and worked up a sweat. To quote Ben, “it was hot as heck out there.”

The llamas partied before the hay was removed from the trailer.

A job well done, Jack.  Fed 3 bales, filled the pools, sprayed the critters.
07/02/2022

A job well done, Jack. Fed 3 bales, filled the pools, sprayed the critters.

Meeting the llamas and alpacas!
06/26/2022

Meeting the llamas and alpacas!

Ohio grandsons are here for Grandma Camp.They helped feed hay, fill the pools, spray off the critters and give carrots a...
06/24/2022

Ohio grandsons are here for Grandma Camp.

They helped feed hay, fill the pools, spray off the critters and give carrots and scratches.

Thanks Jack and Lincoln.

Our little Boomer!  Those ears are epic!Thanks, Meg, for this beautiful photo.  Boomer SoonerAmy Wier
06/21/2022

Our little Boomer! Those ears are epic!
Thanks, Meg, for this beautiful photo.
Boomer Sooner
Amy Wier

Meghan Jones:  the cold well water must feel amazing in this summer heat - just look at the smile on Kodiak’s face!
06/21/2022

Meghan Jones: the cold well water must feel amazing in this summer heat - just look at the smile on Kodiak’s face!

A lot of people have not made me smile this week.  #1 was our trash hauler.  Two weeks in a row they have not pIcked up ...
06/19/2022

A lot of people have not made me smile this week. #1 was our trash hauler. Two weeks in a row they have not pIcked up our trash. We called 2-3 times a day. I even called the City of Wildwood.

So when you drive into Rockwoods Reservation on Father’s Day and see a full size box springs and four cans - we DID pay the bill.

We had to say ,”Goodbye” to Allegra yesterday.She’s the Alpaca girl whom I thought slipped on the ice last winter. She h...
06/11/2022

We had to say ,”Goodbye” to Allegra yesterday.

She’s the Alpaca girl whom I thought slipped on the ice last winter. She has been limping ever since, and her unsteady gait has gotten worse and worse. I now realize, that she probably did not slip and fall at all. She contracted meningeal worm, which is transmitted from Whitetail deer. Since the deer seem to jump freely in an out of my pasture, it is difficult to avoid.

It had gotten so bad, that we began finding her lying in different dust spots in the pasture, where she tried to roll, but ended up being stuck on her side. During the past week, we have probably rolled her in a kushed position and helped her stand dozens of times. She would then sway, her backend would threaten to collapse, and she would walk away. Until the next time.

She was a very vocal Alpaca. I would call her a boss in my herd. And she did not suffer fools.

If anyone else dared to try to eat her grain, she let them know in no uncertain terms that this is just not happening. She would flatten her ears and lift her nose up and make the most guttural sounds (think of velociraptors in Jurassic Park). Everyone, even the big Llamas, would back off when Allegra sent her signal that the next step would be spitting — and it wouldn’t be pretty.

I will certainly miss her quirky personality and the joy she brought to me as a member of my herd. Cross over the rainbow bridge Allegra, others are waiting.

Great fun at shearing today.  So many new friends stopped by.  Thanks to all the kids that helped catch fleece, bag it u...
06/04/2022

Great fun at shearing today. So many new friends stopped by. Thanks to all the kids that helped catch fleece, bag it up, stand patiently with animals, and gather fiber for the birds.

Thanks to Bruce, my shearer, and Jan, my dear friend from the former STL Children’s Zoo, Seth - the experienced former sheep farmer, and Mary Lou from Longmeadow Rescue Ranch in Union, MO.

Special love to our son and daughter, Joe, Katey and Bree (granddaughter) for catching, haltering, preparing injections.

To all the new people that came, thanks so much for sharing your day with us. It was great to meet you.

06/04/2022

Announcement: my shearer is already here. So people can come anytime. We will probably be finished earlier as well.

Don’t listen to the alpacas.  LOL
06/03/2022

Don’t listen to the alpacas. LOL

Thanks for this cool cartoon.
05/30/2022

Thanks for this cool cartoon.

A kind person named JoJasper Dean stopped by yesterday at the farm and gave me a gift. She is an artist who painted one ...
05/30/2022

A kind person named JoJasper Dean stopped by yesterday at the farm and gave me a gift. She is an artist who painted one of my llamas. His name is Snowqualmie, and you can see that her depiction of him is right on the nose. Except for the neon. Thank you for such a lovely gift.

Every year I put out Llama and alpaca fleece in small wire containers so the birds of the air can use it for their nests...
05/24/2022

Every year I put out Llama and alpaca fleece in small wire containers so the birds of the air can use it for their nests. It is usually gone by the end of the spring. Even so, I haven’t had positive verification that the birds are using it for their nest building. until yesterday. The mud nests made by the purple martins that love my porch are loaded with llama wool. It made me smile.

Back in the day when I had cancer and was receiving chemotherapy and radiation therapy, I used to be able to crack hair off of my head (beautiful, waist length “Mother Earth” braided hair) and pitch it out of the window of the car as we were driving. I always sent it away with a blessing. “Birds of the air. Use it well.”

Amy, our gymnast at OU, visited the farm to meet Boomer.
05/23/2022

Amy, our gymnast at OU, visited the farm to meet Boomer.

Boomer had a slow start - but he seems to have powered through today.
05/21/2022

Boomer had a slow start - but he seems to have powered through today.

While we were picking up a big round bale in Moro, IL -  this happened.  Liana had a little boy.
05/18/2022

While we were picking up a big round bale in Moro, IL - this happened. Liana had a little boy.

Clean as a whistle!  Finished up by mowing 4 acres.
05/17/2022

Clean as a whistle! Finished up by mowing 4 acres.

Thanks to Callie Covert for excellent Bobcat work.  My barn is temporarily beautiful.
05/16/2022

Thanks to Callie Covert for excellent Bobcat work. My barn is temporarily beautiful.

My sister/friend Denise and Pierre showed off their animals in the Annie Malone Children’s Parade yesterday!  They own E...
05/16/2022

My sister/friend Denise and Pierre showed off their animals in the Annie Malone Children’s Parade yesterday! They own Eagle Eye Llama and Alpaca Haven. If you need a llama to “represent” at a birthday, anniversary, school event, or even a wedding - call Denise. Eagle Eye Llama and Alpaca Haven.

Methinks it’s time for summer haircuts!
05/16/2022

Methinks it’s time for summer haircuts!

So true.  My husband knows I much prefer llamas to those silly, inanimate diamonds.  Great artsy photo of Meg and Liana.
05/12/2022

So true. My husband knows I much prefer llamas to those silly, inanimate diamonds. Great artsy photo of Meg and Liana.

05/09/2022
Well this was hard.  Jack and I moved a dozen bales from one building to the other.  Fed hay and shushed animals out of ...
05/04/2022

Well this was hard. Jack and I moved a dozen bales from one building to the other. Fed hay and shushed animals out of the way.

Jack’s smile is over his favorite bale — the last one.

We are much too old for this. Luckily we are “The Little Engine that Could.” Until we can’t.

05/04/2022

This happened 2 years ago. In case you need a chuckle.

I wasn’t going to share this BUUUUTTT...
So here’s your laugh for the day. My pacemaker is running out of battery life. So I have to go back and have it checked every couple months now. It’s a little worrisome to think that it could all of a sudden quit, but, life either goes on, or it doesn’t.

Last week I was working with my animals on the farm. I have a llama who is a rescue. He was starved at his other farm, so he is food aggressive. I was walking towards the barn to feed, and he came running behind me and sideswiped me. I should mention that I’m 71. I went flying face first into the slop/mud/Hay. I wasn’t hurt. I did spend a considerable amount of time saying some bad words directly to Dozer.

I picked myself up, and went inside to take a shower. When I stepped out of the tub/shower, in the mirror of the vanity I could see something on my pacemaker. I had never seen that before and I didn’t know what it was.

It was reflecting in the mirror almost like a light. It was a round, circular sticker. I got out of the shower and examined it more closely. I even took a picture of it with my phone. Because I need glasses for close work, I could only read some of it. The number 12 QC and then a very small word on the bottom that began with the letter P.

I was close to freak out mode. I tried to pick at it, but it was absolutely stuck. Was it a light, under the skin, signaling that my pacemaker was dying? Was it something that had gotten exposed when I went face forward into the mud.
I immediately called the after hours line at the hospital that I frequent for this problem. Someone called me back and asked a number of questions. I answered them as honestly as I could.

I then decided that I would drive to my son’s home and have his kids (with their young eyes) read exactly what it said on this circular sticker. A block from his house I pulled over on the side of the road, because the sticker was looking like it was peeling. I looked in the mirror and peeled it off.

I remembered that I had worn a new blouse that day. You know, the one covered in mud? The sticker was from the blouse. It said 12 QC passed. I laughed for 10 minutes alone in the car. I am really, really dumb.

I turned around and drove home before my son and my grandkids found out.

I’m pretty sure I’ll be nominated for stupid of the year in 2020.

Llama socks! (Thanks, Debbie!)Mateo king of the wood chip pile.Snowqualmie needs a summer haircut.Coffee klatch around t...
04/27/2022

Llama socks! (Thanks, Debbie!)
Mateo king of the wood chip pile.
Snowqualmie needs a summer haircut.
Coffee klatch around the hay feeder.
Resting in the sun.

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04/20/2022
Alpaca nanobodies target and dissolve root cause of chronic inflammation

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By tapping into the unique immune system of alpacas, scientists have developed a promising technique for tempering chronic inflammation associated with conditions such as arthritis. The breakthrough hinges on what are known as nanobodies, which when taken from the woolly mammals were shown to…

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Thank you Julie for sharing your adorable animals with the community! Four of them feasted on some fresh carrots yesterday! 🥰
Autumn is the smartest llama ever. she likes to be warm, but she does not like to be coated; and she is really good at avoiding being caught. unfortunately for Autumn the boys and I have nearly perfected our “catch and coat” methods. while the rest of the herd greets us at the gate, Autumn hangs back in the pasture. we go about our farm chores. we put out fresh hay. we feed grain. slowly Autumn inches closer. we continue with chores all the while pretending to ignore her. eventually Autumn caves and heads to the grain feeders near the barn. while her back is turned one of the big boys quietly closes off the pasture with a cattle panel. at this point Autumn remembers our presence. she does not enter the barn, as she knows we will block the doorway. instead she makes a couple of laps around the now enclosed area near the barn in hopes of escaping. we do not chase her. we just make ourselves big and block her path. usually one of the big boys catches her near the large hay feeder. once Autumn is bundled up she walks a little taller as the rest of the herd admires her and her coat.
Wier World Llamas & Alpacas was devastated by flash flooding Monday morning. One llama suffered a broken leg, one alpaca didn’t survive.
Is this a place open to the public? If so, how much is it? Thank you for your time!
Saw this and thought of you 💐
Erin Hammer & Leslie Wang, is this what you were look for near Al Foster trail?
Not only people can photo bomb. We had a great visit on Sunday. They definitely love their carrots 🥕