So onto our shearing day. We are shearing May 8, 2011. We are having a professional shearer come in to do our alpacas for us. She thinks she will be here between 3-4pm, and shearing will probally take around a solid 1.5 hours. It will be very intense and fast. Prior to shearing we will have an open house starting at 12:00pm noon. We will be grilling out hotdogs probally & have alpaca cookies. You will be able to try a spinning wheel, or spin along with me. I'm doing some card weaving, and some bamboo dyeing as well. We will also have a small felting project if you'd like to try to make an alpaca bracelet. I'd suggest bringing a chair to sit in if you'd like to watch, and wear older clothes if you are planning on helping out. You can sit & enjoy the alpacas, peacocks & guineas and the quiet country life. We can tell you all about raising alpacas & some of the things we have already learned. Please email us so we can have an idea as to how many to plan for.
A small alpaca farm in scenic Freedom Indiana.