Today was really busy! We took all eight of our animals over to Jan and John Pearce's farm for shearing! The same guys (who go all over the states doing this) from New Zealand were our shearers once again. They really have it down to a science! And the alpacas don't seem to be too traumatized by the process. The Pearce's have a great set-up organized and make a pretty hard task seem easy. They have 20 animals so it was a full day. We all had crock pot stew and cornbread when we finished, and it was good even on a hot day. Vicki, Rachel and my Dad stopped by for a visit to see how it is done, and seemed to enjoy the day, too. Everyone trailered pretty well, but I think this may be the last year that we can cart all our animals in one trip! It's amazing how different everyone looks when the fuzzy coat is removed!