We sheared the Alpacas today. It went well. They all did as well as expected, though some, like Max, did better.

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To shear alpacas you need to tie their legs to locking pulley that is anchored. That keeps them from doing any damage when they kick. Then you shave their sides and take that fiber away. It is the “firsts”, the best.

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After that you shear their neck; that would be the “seconds”. Last, you shear the alpaca’s legs. Most people throw the fiber from the legs away but Andrea and Audrey take it to felt with.

Megan did not like shearing too much at first, but she did enjoy helping with Sing.

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