Three Years in a Row!

Last Saturday was llama/alpaca shearing day at our ranch. I am happy to report that I have set a new record. Three consecutive years. Three consecutive years of not needing first-aid during some point of the shearing. Sadly, my record for NEEDING first-aid far outpaces my record for NOT needing first-aid.

For twelve straight years this group of llamas and alpacas have made sure I have at least needed a band-aid before we were finished shearing. Our llamas weigh 300-450 pounds. If they don’t want to be sheared, they will throw a person through a fence when walking to the shearing platform. For twelve straight years our llamas have helped me set a bleeding record I hope is never challenged again.