Friday, April 22, 2011

Fiber Arts Friday ~ Shearing; Day 1

Just a few pics of today's shearing at 4 Musketeers Alpaca Farm.  Unfortunately it was cold today and we had rain most of the day and snow before the day was over                

Suri  fiber is long and twisted like dread locks  

We took our 12 boys over for today's shearing.  We raise Suri alpacas and I was trying to get a pic of their fiber before they were shorn.  I was busy during their shearing collecting  fiber so I didn't get any after pictures taken. 

As you can see we had two 2 men teams going at the same time which allowed us to have 2 alpaca's shorn at the same time. This kept us very busy picking up fiber and cleaning the area after they were shorn.


This is Nancee, one of the 4 Musketeers, with one of their boys.  Nancee and her husband Dave raise Huacaya alpacas, which look like teddy bears.  Mmmmm this boys fiber was luscious.  It was sooooo hard not to come home with more than my 12 boys fiber.  I must admit I did fall in love with one boy named Friday.  He was a beautiful Bay Black and I just had to have him!!!  

Here are some pics of some Huacaya's after shearing

I think this is my favorite picture.  These babies got special haircuts because they will be going to some alpaca shows later this year.  They were so adorable.

Well that's it for me as we will be heading out early tomorrow to Wonder Why Alpaca Farm where our girls are being shorn.  Today there were a total of 69 alpacas shorn so I'm thankful there will only be about 26 to be shorn tomorrow.  My husband and I are looking forward to a restful Easter at home.

Happy Easter to everyone and of course Happy Fiber Arts Friday.

1 comment:

  1. What a fun day at 4 Musketeers! Looking forward to a Wonderful day today!