Monday, June 18, 2018

The Alpacas are Sheared!

Shearing day at our farm was May 12th this year.  We expected a bit of rain in the early morning hours, so the alpacas were penned in and kept under the roof of the barn for the night in order to keep them dry.  Rick and Jeremiah from Twist of Fate Spinnery in Portland, Connecticut were our shearers once again this year.  They also had the help of Rick's son which made them even more efficient than usual!  Overall, we were very lucky with the weather as the rain held off!  We had many visitors stop in to witness the transformation of the alpacas.  Now we have beautiful fiber that we can have processed into yarn and roving! 

Ryan Hargraves of EagleEye LLC created this video showing the entire shearing process from start to finish!  This video shows one of our girls, Mia, being sheared. Check it out!

Champ before and after shearing.  Such a cute face!

Smokey before and after shearing, pictured with his brother, Thor.

Jerry before and after shearing! Jerry has very dense fiber!

A sea of fiber that will soon be heading to the mill to be processed into yarn and roving!