Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Shearing Time

Stardate 30th April 2009

The end of April is when Colin the shearer visits France and undertakes a whirlwind tour of a large part of the country shearing herds of alpacas. I was down for the 30th of April. Colin would be brought to me by the people he’d sheared for in the day and after he’d done my 5 I was to take him to the next people on the list. It’s a bit like pass the parcel.

I’d remembered to get them into the barn the day before so that I was sure that their fleece would be dry as you can’t shear wet fleece. I’d put in a couple of rings so that Colin could stretch out the alpacas and shear then. I was also very grateful to Sandy who came over for the day to help out; a very needed and appreciated extra pair of hands.

After an hour or so the alpacas had their summer cut.


Mickle in NZ said...

Ooo, you were luckier than lovely Olive over in South Aussie - check out her recent posts cos one of her Alpacas escaped so is in for a mighty hot summer!

The Squirrel Family said...

they look so cute with just their top knots. I love the sound of your community , you really did find a great place.