Woman has soft spot for Barack Ollama

November 24, 2008 6:14:07 AM PST
Jenny LaFoe has a soft spot for "Barack Ollama."

He's one of about 20 llamas she took in after they were rescued from a failed Wisconsin farm.

LaFoe says Barack Ollama is smaller than the other guys, so he lives with lady llamas.

But LaFoe tells the Janesville Gazette newspaper Barack Ollama produces quality hair, which is used to spin yarn.

LaFoe raises alpacas and llamas for shearing.

She says llama yarn is softer to the touch than sheep wool, but denser than cotton or nylon.

LaFoe is also an intensive care nurse at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Madison.

She says llamas are her form of relaxation.


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