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Video: Shave and a Haircut at Island Alpaca

Island Alpaca celebrated its fourth annual Shearing Day this weekend

On Saturday, April 23 Island Alpaca hosted its 4th annual Shearing Day festival. Alpacas are lain down to avoid stress and given a once-a-year haircut, the fleece from which is then made into hats, scarves and various products sold at the Island Alpaca farm store. Although the day was rainy, spirits were vivacious and bright in the lantern-lit barn. The sounds of clippers and happy alpacas filled the air.

Patch was there in the thick of it, meeting alpacas and new friends, too. 

Maggie Dempsey April 29, 2011 at 08:08 PM
Island Alpaca has announced the winners of their Shearing Day Raffle contest: Blanket, Andrew Bolton $50 Gift Certificate: Geri Cecilio Socks or $20 GIft Certificate - Nina Davis Alpaca toy or $15 Gift Certificate - Jack Lavin Congratulations to all the winners!
Vanessa Czarnecki April 29, 2011 at 08:45 PM
Very cool, thanks for the update!
Barbara Ronchetti January 04, 2012 at 08:25 PM
Thank you to everyone for attending! Our next shearing day is scheduled for April 21, 2012, rain or shine! (For future years, Shearing Day is typically it is the third Saturday in April.) From 9 am until we are finished.. generally around 5 pm -- Visit our site for more information, or to view alpaca for sale or our farm store online! www.islandalpaca.com

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