We have also been working on a website re-do for the farm so the developer came out and shot video of shearing day. The footage will become a bit of a commercial for me as a shearer. The Go Live Date is a little ways off, so stay tuned. :-D
|Everyone is highly caffeinated, including The Fiber Fool.|
Cuz that's how we roll on the Alpacamundo farm.
Also my friend Kristi, the Fiber Fool, of Challah sock fame, came out and took photos.... I just love her perspective. So you will be seeing her photos on our new and improved website too.
It was a great day, made possible by some great friends and family... including most of the photos below that D kindly took for me with my POS P&S camera.
|I have no idea why I'm laughing, but we did a lot if it on Saturday.|
|A freshly shorn blanket.|
|A little de-wormer.|
|The alpacas almost always want spa day to continue.|
|Then a good shake|
|... and on to another|
|The boys grow fighting teeth that we trim off.|
This keeps them from turning each other into geldings.
|Also their incisors can grow quite long so they|
need to be trimmed periodically.
|Chivalry looking very handsome with Clementine and Big Thompson.|
|Some pretty looking girls with Daisy in the front.|
|The 2012 Harvest!|
There are 13 fleeces (3 bags each) crammed under that counter.
Since it's shearing season around these parts, you might see more nekkid animals if you head over to Wisdom Begins in Wonder and check in on the lovely fiberistas. If your not interested in nekkid animals, there will most certainly be other fibery-goodness to be seen as well.
Have a great Fiber Arts Friday! I start shearing client alpacas and llamas tomorrow!