Llamas graze in the pasture of Diamond M Ranch Resort on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 near Kenai, Alaska. Three calves were born this summer to the herd that Diamond M owners Ronna and Blair Martin have kept since the 1990s. Though members of the Martin family have made yarn and felt hats from llama wool, taken them as pack animals on camping trips, and occassionally harvested one for meat, the llamas are mostly “exotic lawn ornaments,” Ronna Martin said.

Llama mamas

Llamas graze in the pasture of Diamond M Ranch Resort on Tuesday near Kenai. Three calves were born this summer to the herd that Diamond M owners Ronna and Blair Martin have kept since the 1990s. Though members of the Martin family have made yarn and felt hats from llama wool, taken them as pack animals on camping trips, and occassionally harvested one for meat, the llamas are mostly “exotic lawn ornaments,” Ronna Martin said. (Photos by Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion)

Llamas graze in the pasture of Diamond M Ranch Resort on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 near Kenai, Alaska. Three calves were born this summer to the herd that Diamond M owners Ronna and Blair Martin have kept since the 1990s. Though members of the Martin family have made yarn and felt hats from llama wool, taken them as pack animals on camping trips, and occassionally harvested one for meat, the llamas are mostly “exotic lawn ornaments,” Ronna Martin said.

Llamas graze in the pasture of Diamond M Ranch Resort on Tuesday near Kenai. Three calves were born this summer to the herd that Diamond M owners Ronna and Blair Martin have kept since the 1990s. Though members of the Martin family have made yarn and felt hats from llama wool, taken them as pack animals on camping trips, and occassionally harvested one for meat, the llamas are mostly “exotic lawn ornaments,” Ronna Martin said.

Llamas graze in the pasture of Diamond M Ranch Resort on Tuesday near Kenai. Three calves were born this summer to the herd that Diamond M owners Ronna and Blair Martin have kept since the 1990s. Though members of the Martin family have made yarn and felt hats from llama wool, taken them as pack animals on camping trips, and occassionally harvested one for meat, the llamas are mostly “exotic lawn ornaments,” Ronna Martin said.

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