Last year it was so hot our alpacas were very happy to have all that luxurious fleece sheared off. This year the temps have dropped and they are no doubt longing to have their furry coats back. But hot weather will come again soon. We had a very successful shearing day . . . shearing 17 alpacas in 4 hours. A great team effort. Thanks to everyone and our terrific shearer. Everybody stayed on task and kept us moving right along.
At the end of the day we were happy to send 4 of our girls to a new home. New owners, Sandra and Paula, will be wonderful alpaca owners. It was quite the learning day for them at their first shearing. By now they are old hands at haltering alpacas, trimming toenails and collecting fiber.
There are just 4 alpacas left at Fern Ridge now — two males and two females. We are very motivated to find new homes for these great fleece producing white alpacas. If you are a fiber lover you could be harvesting your own fleece in your own pasture. The dense, soft white fiber can be dyed any color you fancy. Alpacas are great for kids to learn to care for livestock. Our two boys are 4H experienced. Please contact us if you would like to discover what alpacas will add to your life.