Friday, August 19, 2011

Dog vs. Llama

{In Which We Visit Friends on A Farm in New Hampshire}
















We needed a shower. And an opportunity to finally settle a long-standing debate: in Celebrity Deathmatch Corgi vs. Llama, who would win? So we cruised across the Vermont border into New Hampshire to the farm of P's longtime family friends, who are in possession of both showers and llamas. P. has told me countless stories about visiting the farm when he was a wee lad, and as we explored the old cow barn and the nooks and crannies of the ells and sheds, I could just imagine a ten-year-old, tow-headed P. jumping from a rope swing into heaps of loose hay. I not-so-subtly coveted the resident chickens, and as we pulled the Scamp out of the driveway, sorry to leave but eastward-bound, we were given two eggs as a parting gift. That night we built a little campfire somewhere in southern New Hampshire, finished off the wine and fried up the farm eggs. The Scamp still smelled like hay. Like New England, like summer.  I fell asleep dreaming of Rhode Island reds, barred rocks and banties.

And oh, corgi vs. llama was a draw; Mac has herding skills and cunning, but llamas have serious attitude and scimitar-like hooves and we intervened before they made a trampled snausage out of him. Totally the best day of his little corgyn summer though. I've never seen an old dog so happy. 

21 comments:

  1. omg, LLAMAS! you're so lucky. those dudes look so amazing.

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  2. Summer. Pure summer. Beautifully captured.

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  3. Clearly I need friends with a farm in New Hampshire. Gorgeous.

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  4. Hahahahaha! That is classic~ I would have been freaking out watching the that showdown!! As usual, it all looks amazing!

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  5. Corgi would win hands down. The queen of englad has corgis for a reason.

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  6. those llamas are almost as cute as the indian goats!

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  7. Llily! The llama shot is just llovely. Such a perfectly new england trip you're having avec scamp.

    Llove you!!
    XOXO
    Sk8r boi

    p.s.
    Ten bucks P looses steam <100 pages into Midnight's Children. Did you read it? I can't even pretend to do Rushdie sans professor.

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  8. I love your scamp and your doggie!

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  9. Love your blog and love camping -vicariously- in your fantastic scamp....and love how you have kept this blog fantastic through the many turns! Thanks for sharing and can you sale me your scamp cheap...lol...

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  10. this looks absolutely perfect. can't think of a better place to get away.

    that brie! swoon!

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  11. What a wonderful way to wind down the summer! I am thoroughly jealous of The Scamp. Want to talk my hubby in to a camper soo badly. ( He's a dedicated back-packer ).

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  12. i wish i had black and white feathers.

    midnight's children is my absolute favorite rushdie. it is the x-men of indian independence novels.

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  13. i finally found some time to catch up on your blog...and, oh, what wonderful things you've been up to! now that i'm back in the U.S. i'm itching for some camping and your photos have made me even more anxious to get outside!

    am watching to see how you and P. survive living in two different cities...somehow i think this same kind of situation is my future...if you two can do it, so can we.

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  14. That Brie looks fantastic! and of course everything else too

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  15. Oh boy. Those llamas are ominous looking aren't they? Yay for long-low farm doggies. :)

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  16. I love the Scamp! This farm looks absolutely beautiful - exactly the kind of farm we're looking for here in the Bluegrass! xo

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  17. The red of the house and barn is really wonderful! Reminds me a little of travels in the Swedish countryside.
    Your trip looks idyllic.

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  18. i love love your blog. thank you for sharing your life.

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  19. so wonderful.

    thats my favourite book i see there.

    xx

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