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Island Alpaca Fifth Annual Alpaca Shearing Day
Sat, Apr 27, 2013, 9:00am
Island Alpaca Farm
Oak Bluffs
Come watch and explore the full process of harvesting the fleece from their herd. Learn about the fleece to fiber transition. Fun and informative for individuals of all ages. Refreshments and light lunches available for all to enjoy. Visit the farm store to see the end result of this great process. Beautiful roving, yarns, and locally produced garments from these wonderful animals that graze in their pastures.
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Island Alpaca Company
Alpacas are shorn once a year in the Spring. Each alpaca produces between 3 and 10 pounds of fiber depending on age, genetics, environment and nutrition. Alpacas can be shorn standing up or stretched out on the ground or a table. We prefer to stretch them out, tying the front legs together and the back legs together. This method allows the shearer to work faster and get a more even cut. We think it is less stressful too because it is faster.
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Directions: From State Rd, Vineyard Haven, take Edg-VH Rd. Go 2 miles. Take a right onto Head of the Pond Rd. First drive on left (Alpaca Ave.) From Oak Bluffs, start of Circuit Ave., travel appx. 4 miles, (onto Barnes Rd). At the 4-way blinking light turn right onto Edg-Vh Rd. Travel 2/10 of a mile and turn left onto Head of the Pond Rd. First drive on left (Alpaca Ave.) By Bus Via Vineyard Transit: (Located where the #1 appears on the #1 route ma
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