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 15, 2010

Shearing Time

It's warming up in the coastal northwest, which means it's time for Annette's boys to get their first haircut! All of the young boys did very well for their first barber shop experience - not too much kicking and carrying on. And now there are several pounds of baby alpaca fiber waiting to be made into yarn...it's a fiber addict's dream come true!

After days of rain, the weather could not have been more perfect! Sunny, but not too hot. A beautiful day for getting together with family and friends to corral and clip alpacas. The process went smoothly with lots of volunteers to help hold and calm the alpacas, an expert pair of shearing hands, and an electric shearing tool. Check out the 'before' and 'after' photos below...

Ciao for now,


  1. Hi, Lynn. It's me, Barb. Glad you invited me to your blog; I thought the pictures of the sheared boys were hilarious!!! I know it's not polite to laugh at them, but they look so FUNNY without their clothes on!!!

  2. Aw, they look so funny without their hair on them! I came here because of the felted flower with leaves...is it here somewhere? I have two friends, one owns alpacas, the other llamas...both seem so similar!