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MINI FIBER FESTIVAL at My Manakin Market

THIS SATURDAY, May 11th, from 9am – 1pm at My Manakin Market, 68 Broad Street Road, Manakin-Sabot, VA Bob will bring our pretty little Maggie to the MMM so that she can “Release her Fleece”. MMM is hosting a Mini Fiber Festival this Saturday. Be sure to join Bob along with these fine local fiber […]

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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 […]

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Signs of Spring

The spring season Fiber Festivals are fast approaching! Shearing day is booked! Several dams are due to deliver their cria! Grass management planning and activities are underway. Our fiber has been transformed! We skirted the raw fleece and sent it to a local mill for processing. After a patient wait, that raw fleece has been […]

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Shearing Day 2012

Atlas undergoes his shearing

Andersons Alpacas teamed up with our farming partners, James and Lisa Deardon, for the annual chore/event of shearing the alpacas. We had 15 animals on site to be shorn. We employed the services of Darrin and Andrew, the shearing team from New Zealand.  These fellows are expert at their craft! They handle the animals gently. […]

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