She remembered that.
|Our new residents.|
|An alpaca being sheared at Cienega Creek Farm in Benson.|
The alpacas were moved from Wilcox to Cienega Creek Farm in Benson to be sheared, vaccinated and have their teeth and toenails done. We arrived there in the morning after the shearing had begun to "help". Of course, we felt quite useless for some time as we watched a very efficient team of people shear and handle these interesting animals. Eventually we figured out places where we could jump in and do menial tasks. It was nearly an all day affair.
Mr. and Mrs. Cokely of Cienega Creek were extremely informative and helpful. They offered all kinds of advice and told us to handle the alpacas daily, talk gently to them, and lead them around on walks as often as possible. They started us off with some very nice timothy hay and instructions on feeding.
Three of the fleeces came home with us that day. Mrs. Cokely offered that I come back and learn to skirt the fleeces which sounds fascinating to me.
|Muffy's is the cream color and Darius's is the brown.|
I am already spinning Darius's fleece into yarn!