WOODMANSEE FARMS LLAMAS
Woodmansee Farms Llamas
John and Dawn Bishop purchased their first LLAMAS in 2003 after a visit to the llama barn at the New York State Fair. John introduced Dawn to cousins John and Patti Conboy of Schoharie, NEW YORK. and their llamas at the fair that day. The rest is history! What started as 2 llamas grew to the present day herd of 15! As the herd grew, Dawn's interests in these animals expanded from not only breeding these beautiful animals and showing them, but also to look for new ways to introduce the public to llamas. Parades and short walks in the nearby village of Tully evolved into longer hikes on their unique property on Woodmancy Road, 3 miles west of Tully, NY.
Woodmansee Farms is located on a rural road that until 20 years ago was a seasonal dirt road barely wide enough for two cars to pass. It is located on the headwaters of Onondaga Creek, with Fellows falls just downstream, and further below, Tully Valley. The farm consists of a blend of steep ravines, waterfalls, and a mixed hardwood forest, sprinkled with some white pines and hemlocks. Hiking trails cross the property in several directions with abundant native wildlife, such as deer, turkey, beaver, etc. common to the area. It is on these beautiful, secluded trails, we are now offering guided llama treks to visitors.
What is a llama trek? It basically is a hike with a companion llama, which can carry a specially designed pack system, freeing up the hiker from carrying any food or supplies. In our case, it involves a combination of introduction to the llamas, brief education on the animals and their basic handling, and a trail hike with snacks and drinks brought along by llama packs. There will be plenty of photo opportunities, both at the barn and on the trails. While you hike, you will also learn a little about the forest you're walking through, some interesting history of the local area, and about the unique geology of Tully Valley.
Coming in the spring of 2011, Dawn will also be opening a farm store/gallery featuring various llama and alpaca related products together with artwork, photography, and handmade fossil jewelry produced here on the farm. For examples of some artwork, visit joshbishop.net For more pictures of our llamas and surrounding area scenery, visit our companion website bishopsfallsphotos.comWe have been featured in a recent article in the regional magazine "Life in the Finger Lakes" . To view the article, click here...LLAMA TREKS
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