Shearing Day! Alpacas usually are sheared once a year, our goats twice a year. Its always a hard day, pretty dirty too! I just had knee surgery on Wed, so had a very good friend come over to help my daughter and my niece. Also my niece had a friend from school there and the two little girls did a super job. Our wonderful shearer Clint did a great job and was able to get everyone done is a fairly short time.
I got to sit in my chair and be the picture taker for the day. So much easier than bending over to gather the fiber off the tarp.
I will be selling the 2nds right out of the bag, if anyone is interested. Probably around $2 oz, unwashed but since it doesn't have lanolin like a sheep fleece, it may be dusty or have a little VM still in it. Let me know if any of you would like some, its extremely soft. There is a lot of white, a good amount of brown, and one bag of black. Oso is a true black and has no white at all in him.
All in all a very good day. The weather was good, a little windy at times, but warm (finally) and it didn't rain. Woohoo. We're done.