I was starting to panic – Grumpy was carrying two bags of fleece on his little body. I knew he was suffering.
But I found a woman who would shear them for us. I helped, and the guys seemed to appreciate that it was me who held them and talked to them. They came back to the barn for food afterwards, which is always a good sign.
We have 4 bags of fleece from three alpacas. Grumpy’s is longer and bulkier than the others.
I’m going to start working on the fleeces tonight. Going to build a skirting table for the fleece and pick the second cuts and fiber out of it. The dirt will need to be washed out. Over and over again.