Release the Fleece: Shearing Day 2013

It’s hard to believe that another year has flown by and it is time to shear, again! Once again the Andersons and Deardens have hired Darren Kennedy and his trusty assistant, Kevin, to release the fleece!

Between the Andersons and Deardons, we had about 20 animals shorn (give or take). Ed Fincher of Suri Downs was on-site and assisted as well. Afterwards we all moved to his farm and helped shear 38 alpacas over there. The guys, with the help of an eager crew of assistants gave haircuts to our 20 in about 2 hours and Ed’s 38 in about 3 and 1/2 hours.

We all love how swiftly Darren is able to bring an animal down, shear it well, with very few second cuts, and get that animal back on its feet. Some of them squeal like some kids hate their baths. Most of them quietly submit and enjoy the cool after the fleece is released. For those that need a teeth trimming or a toenail clipping, we do that while they are down.

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