Thursday is coming, and with it, our Sheep Shearing Extravaganza (8 AM)! We'll spend this week gearing up for the wool harvest, which is looking to be a record-breaker. Lots of long, soft, strong wool on the hoof at feeding time this morning.
Meanwhile, the alpacas are trying to adjust to their fiberlessness and our recent cold snap. It's 48 degrees, which isn't terribly cold, unless you're used to being in a warm coat and someone takes it away. They'll adjust in a couple of days, and the temperatures are forecast to go up a lot, later in the week. That fiber has already started re-growing. They're working on NEXT year's harvest.
Our colorful line up of old-man alpacas snarf up breakfast.
The Suris, bigger and stronger than last year, fill up on sweet feed.
...and the new guys enjoy peace and quiet from the hazing and chilly breeze.
It's warm in the house, of course. My living room is stacked high with fiber!
Tomorrow: Overdue Puppy Update...