Spring and Dogwood blossoms mean two things: A day of alpaca shearing capped off with homemade dogwood blossom soup. Monday April 22 was our shearing day and it went off without a hitch – except one unruly guardian llama who tried to make things difficult. David Willis of Peaceful Heart Alpacas (see resources for link) did our shearing for us and he did a great job. Our fiber champion Orlando gave us a beautiful 3.5 pound blanket, as did our fawn female Cinda. Fagan, our light fawn male, gave us a 5+ pound blanket! Besita and her cria were sheared and gave us nice fleeces as well, though the cria looks like a Bobble Head doll now.
Our newest arrivals are Bunny and Lexi. They are owned by Melisse and Jerry Hopping of Vinca Hill Farms and came sheared so they missed the fun. The unruly llama was a silky and got a simple barrel cut while our other guardian llama, Ladies Man, is suri and got the full haircut.
The day was topped off with a great meal of home made chile and dogwood blossom soup and a long skirting session. The weather was beautiful. I ho