The pictures were taken by Andrea's daughter Emily. We took 8 alpaca's to Wonder Why Alpaca Farm on Saturday and Emily agreed to take photos for me.
Once the shearer is all set up an alpaca is brought out and held in place so ropes can be placed around each leg.
Then the animal is picked up and the ropes are pulled taut so they can be laid down on their side.
While the animal is being shorn my husband, Jim, clips toenails and gives any needed shots.
Here are pictures of the before and the after. What a difference a few minutes can make. Now their all set for summer and I'm all set to start cleaning fiber for processing.