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Skirting


I think I’ve written before about skirting. It’s the one step we have to do before we send our fleeces to the mill. On Sunday, Mom and I┬áskirted another seven fleeces. We start by laying half of the fleece on … Continue reading

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Gifts of fiber


Our shearer Scott, who also has alpacas, just gave us a car full of fleeces! There were so many stuffed in the back of the car that they were crowding the head space in the front seat. I’m excited, not … Continue reading

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Spring Too Fibers – our mill


Mom and Dad dropped our fiber off at the mill on Monday! It’s amazing how fast I went through all our roving from last year, so I’m really looking forward to having this year’s fiber. Andrew, at Spring Too Fibers, … Continue reading

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Baa baa Brittany, have you any wool?


Yes, sir. Yes, sir, one bag full! Wait. Alpacas don’t go “baa”. “Mmm┬áMmm Brittany, have you any wool?” just doesn’t have the same ring though. Mom and Dad sent over pictures of our roving this morning! We have five bags … Continue reading

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To the mill!


Dad and Mom toured one of our local fiber mills this week. We made a family pact that if our next shearing day rolled around and we still hadn’t finished with all the fleeces, we’d take them to the mill … Continue reading

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Archie the suri alpaca


A friend of ours has a little grey suri alpaca by the name of Archie. Now, this friend of ours, Mark, is one of our best alpaca buddies. We all sheared on the same day, and we each helped out … Continue reading

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