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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Alpaca Shearing Day

Finally we were able to shear the alpacas. Shearing was a little later than previous years, but with the cool spring that we have had it worked out fine. The heat has now set in with a vengence.

The almost dozen helpers enjoyed the busy day on the farm. The animals were calm and co-operative. I am convinced the alpacas who have previously been sheard remember how good it feels to have all of that fleece taken off. Last year my girl Madonna was having a spitting fit, whereas this year she was as good as could be. We even sheared the young crias that had been born this spring so that they will be comfortable during the summer. It is also good to get the damaged tips off as they will stay cleaner that way.
Waiting for Mom

Waiting for Mom

In Line

In Line

Before

Before

After

After