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Shearing Movies

As promised yesterday, we thought you might enjoy our amateur video attempt showing Scott shearing Morocco. He has our best fiber, and you should be able to see the nice staple length. Kirstin does the skirting afterward. The lady you … Continue reading

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After we Shear we Skirt

This shearing was Vannie’s first with our family at Cliff House, his behavior and his fleece were one of our best surprises of the day. When he arrived at our ranch he was wearing a modified lion’s cut, but at … Continue reading

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Shearing Day – May 15, 2013

Where were we on Wednesday? Our apologies, Wednesday was shearing day! There are 365 days in a year, but we will tell you quite honestly, that shearing day is the only day of the year when you raise alpacas. Momma … Continue reading

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Nekkid boys

Here’s one final set of before and after shearing shots. Morocco, Tuscany, and Merlin before shearing… And Merlin, Tuscany and Bravado after… Snicker. I think I’ve said about all there is to say about shearing day. I’ll follow up at some … Continue reading

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They’ve been disrobed

Not much to say today, just thought you might enjoy these before and after shots of the girls on shearing day. Before… And after…. That never ceases to crack me up. They actually look like camelids when they’ve been sheared, … Continue reading

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The shearing process

What exactly does shearing entail? Until we got the alpacas, I had an image of wiry lads clipping sheep with big scissors while jig music played in the background. And hey, maybe that’s how they do sheep, but alpacas, not so … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Shearing day preparations

Shearing day is next Tuesday! It’s one of the most important days of the year for our ranch, and we prepare accordingly. Though this year may be a bit more hectic than usual since Mom and Dad won’t be getting back … Continue reading

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From start to finish: Step 1 – Shearing

This post is the first in our “From start to finish” series, in which I’ll take you through our 12 step program for fiber addicts. Actually, it’s more like 6 steps, but that’s not as catchy. These posts take a … Continue reading

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