Our alpacas got shorn. The lovely Moragh and David from Alpacashear came from the Isle of Wight to shear our alpacas – just in time for the mini heat wave we are having.
This is the before shot of Peanut and Inky
And here is Juniper watching James get the hurdles ready
David and Moragh are very kind, gentle and efficient. They have a really good set up.
They calmly go in to get the alpacas
They make catching an alpaca look easy – it isn’t and I say this from experience
Inky and Peanut look on with some alarm as Juniper is taken out
The hens watch with curiosity – they have the best seats for the show
The kids watch with excitement
David and Moragh tie Juniper down – you can’t just lean them into you as with sheep.
And they start shearing
Juniper isn’t hugely happy about he whole process but it doesn’t hurt and they feel better afterwards
Juniper always has to have her teeth done
And they all have a vaccination
and their toenails trimmed
And here is Juniper with her new look
Inky was done next – she always tries to tuck her legs under her body to make things more difficult, but Moragh and David managed to untangle her.
Here are Juniper and Inky admiring each other’s haircuts
And both after shearing
Peanut is always done last – she spits evil green bile all over the place. She can even spit backwards – quite an achievement really.
Here she is getting a haircut
They are all really pleased not to have all that fleece on them at the moment especially as temperatures are meant to get into the high 20s or even 30 today.