There are times in farming when you feel the burden of the responsibility to care for all of the animals that live on your farm. It weighs you down as you know that these animals depend upon you. Each day, you do the best you can, the best you know how to do. Last week, I felt that heavy burden as we nursed our sick Mama Llama. We experienced ups and downs emotionally, little triumphs, and huge loses. Last Friday, Mama Llama finally died. The sheep seemed very much concerned for her as, they did not leave her side throughout the day. They lay as close to her as they could get as if to comfort their friend. The field seems empty and lonely now without her attentive eye and inquisitive look.