This morning, I helped a friend shear some of her suri alpacas.
We set up at her place basically the same as at our place the week before.
Here are a couple of the big boys before we sheared them...
and one of her young-ens after his first haircut.
Their fiber is just lovely and the luster was really beautiful, especially on the white ones.
I haven't sheared many suris before today, so it was interesting to see how the fiber behaved differently, especially since I just sheared huacayas last weekend. The suri fiber was easier to fold out of the way of the clippers but was much more affected by gravity than the huacaya fiber.
My husband and I returned to Colorado in 2009 to live a simpler life.
Right now the goal of simple means we are busy. Busy fixing up our farm, raising Alpacas and Tibetan Mastiffs, racing wheelchairs, testing software and building Alpacamundo.
This blog is about these and the other things going on in my head. I hope you find it interesting, useful and inspiring.