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Alpaca Fleece Harvest Fun

All year long we offer fiber arts classes and a gift shop fill with products and apparel made with alpaca fiber. Where does all that alpaca fiber come from? The answer is it comes from alpaca fleece. Here at Quarry Critters Alpaca Ranch, we breed and raise quality alpacas to produce soft, dense, crimpy fleeces so we can use their fleece to make these things. We shear our alpacas once a year at our harvest, known as “Shearing Day”. On shearing day all our alpacas get a haircut, this is where we collect alpaca fleece. This is a very big day. It requires many hands. To make light work and include alpaca enthusiast, we rely on volunteers. It’s a long day and a dirty job but we try to always have fun.