Friday, 15 May 2009


Short blog.

34 alpacas here now ready for shearing tomorrow. All soaking wet.

The shearer arrives at 0800hrs.

It's lashing down as I write.

We have one field shelter which is 10' x 12'.

I am grumpy. Proper grumpy.


Amiryck said...

Bring them in the house :)

Henny14 said...

Ask the shearer if he is coming up our way - if you remember!!! Hope the day goes well.

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

House, Tent, Field Shelter. Why is the weather always pants when the shearer's in town, it happens every year up here in Scotland to....France is calling I bet you !.....Jayne

Amiryck said...

Good luck for tomorrow - fingers crossed it dries up a bit for you. We had wet fleeces at Tims as well and even worse last year. I am sure it will all work out OK.

Knapper Alpakka said...

Sounds bad.

We always bring them indoors the night prior to shearing. alpacaNordica, who handles the shearing for us with expert help from NZ this year, strongly suggests this to everyone.

jenni said...

Hubby & I just survived our first shearing - 34 here too.- and rain. We did it in the barn. Two long 12 hour days. I called it me baptism of fiber.

I still feel shell shocked!

I hope all goes well with your shearing day!


Perry Wheeler said...

I hope it went well!