shearing day

Working with the harvest

Wednesday, June 14, 2017  We're expecting a perfect 72 degree day today. I'll take it!  Time to start opening the bags of fleece and get them ready for processing. Yarn, roving or maybe felt, it all starts on my skirting table. I'll remove any bits of hay and toss out…
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A day of rest?

Monday, June 12, 2017  So what are you doing today, Yaya? Not much!  LOL  A little bit of rest never hurt anyone and that will be my thought of the day. Skirting fleeeces will start this week, but not today. The preparation to get everything ready for shearing day is…
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We’re done!

Sunday, June 11, 2017  Whew. We finished shearing all 62 alpacas before 2 pm yesterday. As our fabulous team of helpers sat down to relax and enjoy lunch, the shearers drove off to do another farm of 60 more alpacas!  (they did grab some food to go)  All alpacas are…
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Friday June 9

Friday, June 9, 2017  The day before shearing is not a day for relaxing.🙄 But we'll be ready when the shearers arrive tonight. At least this year my leg is healed to a point where I can stand on it - last year for shearing I needed to be in a…
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June 3, 2017

Saturday, June 3, 2017  To all who have asked, no we are not shearing today. But we have finally been confirmed for 7:00 am next Saturday June 10.  Helpers: Please reconfirm with me via email if you can help us on that date.  I'll have a lot of preparations to…
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Keep the fleece

Sunday, May 27, 2017  Usually by the end of May I'm pretty darm frustrated that we don't have a shearing date yet.  But it's been so darn cold this year it's hard to be upset. I was born with an overabundance of mothering hormones and I need everything in my realm…
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May 18 and 17°

Thursday, May 18, 2017  It's 17° here this morning! That kind of takes the edge off my urgency with confirming our shearing date. The thought of 60 shivering alpacas just doesn't sit well in my head. It looks like it will be warming up next week and then I'll pick up…
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Shearing date?

Wednesday, May 18, 2016  Shearing day update: It's been changed to June 11! Or at least that is what I thought yesterday. This morning it still seems unclear, but thanks to all our helpers who agreed to come on the 11th. You know I'll let you know any changes as soon as…
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Lighten up Mother Nature!

Friday, June 5, 2015  It's shearing day tomorrow!  I'll make sure the cam is working so you can watch the event from the comfort of your home if you want to. The dark skies have me a little troubled today, alpacas must be dry on shearing day Mother Nature!  Give…
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It’s time to dry out a bit

Tuesday, May 26, 2015  After a little more rain today, it looks like we'll be having a dry spell.  I won't complain about that either because we have have muddy critters out there, and that doesn't work well for the week before shearing day! (June 6)   A few days of…
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Happy June!

Sunday, June 1, 2014  It's June!  Six more days til shearing 2014. So this will be a very busy week getting things ready for the big event. Visitors coming today, including our family so the prep work will wait til tomorrow. :)  The weather ahead looks dry and cooler, good…
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