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Finally well enough to start shearing. THis is the fleece of my first alpaca this year. THe person helping me is 6 foot 2 so you can get an idea of the amount of fleece here

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That's amazing!


Are you gonna sell the fleece?

Charlene Level 9 May 24, 2018

to anyone that wants it

@btroje you do know there is a substantial money market for Alpaca wool, right?

@Charlene sure!


Oooo can I help?

Charlene Level 9 May 23, 2018

Fleece????.... Yikes !! ?????? You go girl !!!

IamNobody Level 8 May 22, 2018


gigihein Level 8 May 22, 2018

that's a mighty fleece, for sure! i wished i had this on me atm smile002.gif

it is massive. I felt scared

@btroje smile002.gif it's freezing in australia!

@walklightly ah I forgot where you would probably like to nest in thisi fleece this time of year

@btroje, absolutely! i'm thinking full-time hibernation smile002.gif


Wow that's a lot

Sheannutt Level 9 May 22, 2018

the photo on the right is kind of distorted by the sun, If you look it extends into the sunlight


How many is that? Cool.

that is one animal. that sexy naked beast in the photo

oops there is a photo series of me shearing the one animal that I posted later

@btroje This one, right? []


Wow! What do you do with it?

I felt and crochet and spin in a primitive way. I was building a house and just got the space to work with it so I have been hoarding it a long time

@btroje With a drop spindle?

@Nottheonlyone I have some drop spindles and a Navajo spindle but I have a spinning wheel called a Mach 3 Spinolution for when I get to that point. It will spin a thicker yarn with the coarser fleece I have and use it faster. I think it would take me to the end of my life to spin the amount of fleece I have with a drop spindle

@btroje I was wondering! Nice!

@btroje If you have this much from one animal, and it seems you have a lot of animals from the photo series, do you sell any of this?

@bingst people around here want me to give it to them but if someone wants to buy some I will sell it



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