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Shearing day – over for another year, thank goodness

Well, the day that many alpaca owners dread is now over.  62 alpacas shorn, resulting in 124 bags of fleece (first and second qualities), together with a few bags of rubbish.  An average yield of just over 2 Kg per animal.  Colin came along with an assistant this year, so we had two shearing mats on the go, but it all worked out very smoothly once we got the workflow going.  Phew – exhausted.