I've been making preparations over the last several weekends to get ready for this day.
The combs and cutters have been cleaned and sharpened. The barn swept and rearranged. The mats are scrubbed and set up. The collection bags are labeled. The checklist has been prepared and supplies all set out.
And the house? It's (nearly) sparkling clean too. :-)
I roasted a turkey earlier this week and started baked beans. I will finish preparing the food today as well as the rest of the last-minute items.
A group of wonderful family and friends are coming out. There is no way that we could do this day without their help. So I want to make sure they are all well fed and cared for.
It's a little damp right now but the weather forecast looks good for shearing.
Now for a bunch of gratuitous photos of our alpacas... who will all be looking a lot different tomorrow. :-)
|Kocoa and Daisy|
|Keyla, Frieda and Apple|
|Keyla decided it was a good time for a nap.|
|Clementine and Big Thompson|
|Gus and Yoda|
|and Noodle and Wonton because...|
Noodle can find something interesting nearly anywhere
I hope you have a great Fiber Arts Friday. :-)