Friday, May 25, 2012

No animals were injured.......

That's right....once again no animals were injured during shearing this year.  Although both the shearer and his handler sliced a finger while cutting fighting teeth that had grown back on one of our older boys.

We had amazing weather on Wednesday, just the right amount of help and animals that behaved well.  Who could ask for more.

We started with our white animals..........

then moved up to the darker ones....

Here is a before and after of our one any only Huacaya born from two Suri's.  His name is Dude.....
Look at all that awesome fiber!   Now you see it...... you don't. 

This is our youngest, Jimmy Boy, born May 26th, 2012 right before a terrible storm. 
He's such a sweet boy
Beautiful, shiny black fiber....mmmmmm.
Now look how tiny he is!

Happy Girls
Happy Boys
This year we used Easy Alpaca Shearing and had a wonderful experience.  They were helpful, humorous and best of all allowed us to move at our own pace.....slow and steady.  Great Day!

I'll leave you with a picture of my husband's favorite goat.  He was so stressed out with all the alpaca's not being in their proper places, he spent the whole time in his house.  After everyone left, Jim let him out to play.  He loves the leaves on our apple tree.

Lil One
Hope everyone has a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend.  If you get a chance, say Thank You to a veteran.  Although I didn't like the times we were apart, I'm very proud of the 33 years my husband served.


  1. OhMyBob, they're so small under all that wonderful fiber! I'm glad shearing went well ... and that Li'l One got to munch from his favorite apple tree.

    Have a great weekend!

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  3. Nekkid alpacas always look so cute. Amazing amount of fibers you got there, beautiful colors too!

  4. You have beautiful colors! I'm glad to hear the day went well. Hoping the shearers are recovering quickly. :-)

  5. Glad you had a great shear day and found a new shearer that you like.

  6. They are so cute after being sheared! I'm glad that you had a good shearing day.