Thursday, 19 June 2008
We have several stud males at Laurel Farm and they all have very dense big fleeces. The recent hot weather has been taking its toll and although we are not expecting the shearer until the 3rd July we thought it would be kind to get them shorn earlier.
Ian Skinner of Dreamfield Alpacas agreed to come and do the deed for us, although he normally only shears his own alpacas and does not do it professionally. Although not as quick as Colin, our normal shearer, he made a good job of it and the boys are very grateful.
Unfortunately we did not get a photo of the actual shearing as we were all busy and forgot to get the camera out, but we do have a before and after shot.