Friday, March 12, 2010

Llama Shearing

This past Sunday we sheared over 80 sheep and three Llamas and Kodi. Constance was the llama shearer. She had her own crew to help her. Janet (the seasoned student) and Amy (the rookie) were her helpers. They did quite well and had a great time.

We had three llamas to shear. Gallo, the elderly llama, Wendy and Crystal, the sisters.

Here is Gallo the llama. He was the first one to get sheared. . Amy is to the left, Janet at the helm and Constance is doing the shearing. Amy has come a long way on the farm. Janet has taught her well!!

This is Crystal. She is the friendliest of the llamas. Well, except for that day. She was not amused. Her sister, Tina showed her displeasure by spitting three times. Not at anyone but in a general location.

Here is Gallo in the background. Look at how nice his haircut turned out!!

Sue, my friend from work, stopped by at the end. She got to hold the new-borne ewe lamb. We put her to work also. She is a good sport. She has a Border Collie named Bongo that stayed with us. I think this is the first time she ever held a lamb. This little brown ewe lamb will be staying on the farm. We still need to name her.

Tomorrow will be the sheep shearing story.

If you need a llama shearer or a sheep shearer that is local, Constance can be reached at: Constance

1 comment:

gvmama said...

I once had a llama pancho from Ecuador. It was fabulous.