GRANBY — When I arrived at Pinetum Farm I found that my hiking companion for the morning would be Stone, a mature fellow with a few gray streaks in his dark locks. He liked to hum as we hiked through the woods — when he wasn’t chomping on pine boughs, maple saplings, and ferns. Stone is one of 12 llamas in the Pinetum Farm herd, and, truth be told, he’s rather blasé about hiking. The chance to browse seems to be what lures him out of the barn.
Dave and Karen Seiffert started keeping llamas in 1994 after earlier adventures with dairy goats and a couple of sheep. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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