Every year The Crescent Moon Alpaca Ranch near Terrebonne, Or
has a wonderful day of celebrating their alpaca with shearing, Bar-B-Q
and music. Also, lucky for me, spinning! They invited spinners from the
area to participate and for a present, gave us the alpaca fleece of our choice!!!
|My choice after hard deliberation of all the gorgeous colors!!|
of 16 different choice colors!!! They also usually have yarn but I didn't see
any available now. Check later!. In the boutique there are also coats, scarves
and sweaters. Gorgeous, soft and a little shiny.
|Little shorn baby, cria the softest fleece|
|This is the only spotted alpaca I saw|
The animals are restrained and remain perfectly still.
It seems he was sleeping! Notice the old fashioned shears the man on
the left uses. I just saw the same ones in a really old book. The
other man has electric clippers for the body.
The ranch has about 400 alpacas and can shear about 10 a day. Lots of
work. They keep the grounds spotless and the animals so well cared for.
|Spinners happily spinning, from my new guild here in Redmond|
|My friend Helen with her drop spindle. Very relaxed and enjoying the day|
|Their swimming pool|
|Great place for me to spin by the pool|
|Helen's very well behaved dog Ginger, getting love from a cute baby!!|
It couldn't have been a more perfect day. I actually got a lot of wool spun
(didn't have any alpaca yet) The weather was super wonderful. It is that
way a whole lot in Central Oregon. It is super fun to spin outside.