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  • She calls herself Lauren but is also known as Mom, Gramma, Lar, and, once upon a time, Peach.
    An ex-suburbanite who moved to the wilds of the Sonoran Desert and decided to raise fiber animals, fowl creatures, 3 halflings, and one pint-sized farmer without a clue as to how. Join Lauren as she learns how to file alpaca teeth, shear a horny goat, raise 3 teenagers and 1 grandchild while cooking dinner and doing the laundry with her other six arms.

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October 02, 2007


Beth in WI

Wow, eleven bags full?? That should keep your drum carder and wheel busy all winter!


Oh wow! Congratulations on getting the alpacas sheared! What fun you are going to have with all that fiber!


Not being an alpaca person except the after-the-fact-spinning of it, is a "harness" on an alpaca the same as a "halter" on the sheep? :)

Glad you weren't hurt with the shearing! That testosterone really gets in the way sometimes, but useful in others. ;)


For some strange reason the shaved alpacas remind me of Chewbacca. But they don't look anything like Chewbacca.

I love that their heads are so big looking now. They should be in Napoleon Dynamite the Sequel if there ever is one.


Your shorn alpacas remind me of mixed up animals. Like a lion on a giraffe's body. I enjoy your blog. I am a country girl trapped in the city and you are living the life I dream of. Of course, I live in Canada... Thanks for sharing your experiences.

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