Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Draggin' the Fields

 The other week we had some folks come through to plow the fields with the harrow, getting things in order and sprucing up our llamas' favorite sitting spots. Bucky sure was thankful to our incredible helpers for the work they did!

Monday, April 8, 2024

Some Help From the Rotary Club

 We would also like to thank our volunteers from Cherokee Trail Rotary Club for assisting us with our chores on the ranch. All of the volunteers were phenomenal and we hope to see you guys in the future.

Spring Hay Delivery

 Melissa, from Double Beam Hay Co. has brought us our spring load of hay. We want to say thank you to all of those who so generously donated to us so that we could afford to get our hay barn restocked. We are so happy that volunteer, Lei brought her two sons to help throw pallets as Melissa stacked hay in our barn. Thank you all so much.

Friday, March 8, 2024

A Farewell to Kelley


Polioencephalomalacia, or PEM, is a neurological disease common in goats, sheep, and other ruminants. The disease leads to cerebral disfunction and can produce symptoms such as blindness, incoordination, seizures, and many more. It is commonly linked to dietary changes or nutritional deficiencies, but can also be brought on by a number of other conditions - many of which are not well understood. 

The onset of PEM can be swift and unexpected, with severity often progressing over the course of two days - sometimes moving through all the stages within only a few hours. The primary treatment method involves the prompt administration of thiamine, or vitamin B, with recovery of the ability to stand taking up to 5 days and full recovery taking 2-3 weeks.

Unfortunately, symptoms can be difficult to detect, and their fast progression often means that detection is too late. Just this morning, we found one of our goats, Kelley, uncomfortable and in distress. By the time the veterinarian arrived to take a look at her, her symptoms had progressed beyond a recoverable point and she passed shortly. Our hearts go out to Kelley and all goats that experience PEM, and we will remember her fondly.

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Generous donation from ENT

This morning the Edwards Foundation received a very generous check from the ENT Credit Union presented in person by the bank manager Christian and his assistant Jordan.

Not only did Christian and Jordan bring in a donation, they stayed and shoveled sh!t.


The Suri llama her name is Roo, came around to get a special treat from Christian.

These farm hands fit right in! They look like these famous farmers! 

All of our animals here at the Edwards Foundation appreciate their help and the donations a lot! 

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Aveda Volunteers

 On January 24th we had a wonderful team of volunteers come by from the Aveda Experience Center to help look after the animals and take the llamas on a stroll.

They were a great help and we look forward to working with them again in the future!

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Duck Adoption

 A lovely lady by the name of Karen came by yesterday and adopted a duck to keep her drake company after its partner passed. 

Best wishes to the both of them as they adjust to this change and get settled in.