Like lambs to the…shearing


I love shearing day. It’s full of promise for a new year, an event that signals we’ve survived another winter, and frankly, it’s hilarious. Alpacas, who are never really dignified, look absolutely ridiculous after they’ve been sheared. And they’re quite silly during the process as well.

We’ll have several posts from the day, but I’m starting with the funniest. We had ten animals to shear, each with their own personality and way of reacting to the process. Marcello made high-pitched little squeaks so mechanical that the boys nick-named him R2D2. Brittany spit all over everyone. And timid Tulip, our sweetest girl, barely had the strength to face the ordeal.

Poor girl, such a terrible thing to go through!

About cliffhousealpacas

Once upon a time, my dad drove by some funny looking animals standing on little dirt hills in a field. Thus, the dream of an alpaca ranch was born. Now, we are embarking on a grand adventure of raising alpacas and becoming fiber artists.
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