Saturday, 16 May 2009

It is done!

The weather gods were smiling down on Patouland today as shearing went ahead this morning. Slightly later than planned and with a couple of rain breaks but the deed is done!
James Dixon and his wife Kim arrived at 0800hrs this morning to be met by a damp looking Patou herd. However, the wind was blowing a gale and they were drying out quickly, a cup of coffee and a chat and we were up and running. Three and a half hours later there was fleece everywhere but on the alpacas. Splendid!

The new look Patou Alacazam proudly strutting his stuff.

Patou Fifi looking gorgeous as ever.

Patou Poppy after a massive amount of fleece was removed.

The herd discussing each others new hair do's.


Katie said...

Well done!

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Nice job,.... well done no doubt !...Im pleased it was a better day....bring on the summer !

Knapper Alpakka said...

Well done, Patou Alpacas! And the alpacas got a nice hairdo :-)

Perry Wheeler said...

They're some fine looking animals. Do you have any short-fleece shows over there?

Debbie said...

It's always nice to see what everyone looks like under all that fleece isn't it.

Will you be entering those fleeces into any of the fleece shows?

Mark said...

Thanks for the comments guys.

Perry, we do have 'composite' shows which I presume involves the alpaca and their fleece but I haven't heard of any 'short fleece' shows.


The fleeces have already been sorted, skirted, sampled, bagged, tagged, admired and loaded into the boot of my car for delivery to the mini-mill tomorrow. So no shows for them!

Lorna Penfold said...

Aww bless they do make me smile, even more so after they have been sheared! James and Kim are coming to us in June. They do a great job don't they! xxx