Thursday, 24 June 2010

Alpaca Shearing

This week we had "Mr Clipper" from the US visit us to shear all our alpacas. He has been touring round Europe and is finishing his season in Scotland. When we bought our alpacas a year ago they were already shorn so this event was a first for us. Luckily the rain held off till we were packing up. Thanks to our neighbour Roddy, we managed to get a few pictures of the process.

Putting a noose around each leg, then pull!

She's going no-where!

All our alpacas made this noise throughout except our stud who simply relaxed and closed his eyes. I think he enjoyed it!

Nearly done, anything for the weekend?

Nice work Mr Clipper

It was back to peat stacking the next day!


  1. Hi Iain & Anne, Glad the shearing went well. You are right - some screech, some scream & spit but others lie back and just think of Scotland! Looks like you've been busy at the peats - hope the midgies aren't too fierce. Take care. Shirley & Robbie

  2. Great fun eh? Funny how some are screamers and some silent. They look good afterwards though. Love your 'stooks' of peat! Very pleasing sausages too.