EAST AURORA, NY — Mike Sheridan got his first llama in 1993. Then he realized that "llamas need companions" so he got a second one. Eventually Mike picked up the best breeding pair he could afford and started raising champions.
He owns the historic Hemstreet Farm in East Aurora. The barn is filled with ribbons and awards and a half dozen llamas.
Visitors are welcome by appointment and for a fee to stop in and meet a llama or even take a one hour walk. Mike says "The llamas love being with people and walking with people".
According to Mike, the most asked question about llamas is "Do they spit?". He says "Yes they spit if you do something stupid and they don't like it."
Hemstreet Farm Llamas is at 251 Hemstreet Rd. in East Aurora and can be found on Facebook at at their website. Phone (716) 545-5386