I haven’t been able to get a firm date for shearing but it is to be either April 8th or 9th. That’s only a week away. I imagine we’ll probably get started as early as 8am. It should take 2-3 hours.
Don is going to try to be home for the shearing but we’ll need more help. If anyone in our area is interested in seeing what goes on at a shearing, please let me know and I’ll sign you up to help.
No, you won’t be expected to rope alpacas, tie them down, or do the shearing but we’ll need help with bagging up the fleece into name specific sets, be in charge of making sure each paca gets it’s shots, blowing off the mat between boys, etc. I’ll have the meds already drawn up and labeled and I’ll give the shots so whoever is in charge of meds doesn’t have to worry about that part.
I’ll have plenty of water on ice for us and provide coffee/muffins for breakfast and a light lunch for our helpers.
Let me know if you can join us!