Welcome! The alpacas and farm life have become my constant teachers, and I have begun shifting my blog focus to reflect the lessons I am learning. I plan to share more thoughts and stories related to farm life in Grays Harbor County and carve out a space in the ethernet where one can stop, breathe, and think.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Shearing Time II

Local alpacas are losing their coats all over the place! This time several of us from the Schafer Meadows Fiber Guild helped out at New Moon Alpacas, owned by one of our newest guild members. This is the first time New Moon has organized a shearing at their own ranch, but you never would have guessed they were newbies. The photos may give the impression of a lot of standing around, but once everyone knew their job, the alpacas were lined up to be weighed, fleece was being shorn, sorted and bagged, toes were being clipped, and some very wonderful people were making lunch in the kitchen. At least half the heard was sheared in one day. Good job everyone!


Ciao for now,

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