We always look forward to our shearing days. It's hard physical work, but lighthearted and fun - with friends both new and old.
This year we have 43 alpacas to shear and find ourselves a little short-handed in the helper department! Would you be interested in lending a hand? It's a great opportunity to get hands-on with the alpacas and learn about them while taking part in this amazing process. We need some muscle getting alpacas on the shearing table as well as some helping hands at the fiber skirting station. No experience necessary - just a willingness to learn. In exchange for your help, we provide you with as much knowledge as possible, a hands on alpaca experience that you won't find elsewhere, and a hearty meal.
If you have any interest in participating, please contact us. We have 2 shearing days scheduled - one in late May and another in early June that could benefit from a helping hand!
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It's been years since posting to the blog! I enjoyed doing it, but found it very difficult to find the time... With so many folks on Facebook, I started posting there occasionally - just to keep those interested in the loop. But I'm told that not everyone looks at Facebook! There is a lot going on at Pronkin' Pastures lately, so I'm going to give it another go here. It will likely still be infrequent, but you'll get the important updates.
So the news for now is that our first cria of the season has arrived! On May 11, we were delighted with the delivery of Rocky of Pronkin' Pastures !
Born at 357 days gestation, Lillibet - aka Little Lilli - is the proud mama of this adorable little guy!
Rocky is sired by our Black Ryder and has inherited his dad's intense gaze!
Little Lilli and Rocky stayed dry and undercover the first day as it was raining and wet, but Lilli was happy to take her new baby out to the pasture on Day 2! She enjoyed the sunshine and green grass as Rocky met his new herd and explored!
Next to deliver is Sweet Mariska - due late May / early June. We'll post here, but if you are looking for updates before then, be sure to visit Pronkin' Pastures on Facebook!
About the author:
Always an animal lover, alpacas entered my life in 2005.
I enjoy all aspects of life with alpacas - from caring for them, to training them, spinning and knitting their wonderful fiber, photographing them, and even writing about them!