I decided to enter one of my alpacas into the Georgia alpaca show in November. I thought the spin off would be a good place to start, basically you take 2 ounces of fiber, clean out the debris, you are not allowed to wash, card or comb it. How hard can that be says the voice of inexperience?
Let me tell you how hard, I spent must have been 8 hours altogether going through the fiber with a pair of tweezers and my reading glasses trying to pick out every last bit of dirt and grass. I think next year I am going to wrap all of the alpacas in cling film after they get sheared as I can’t think of any other way to keep them clean, especially the boys.
Fingers crossed that I get good marks. I will let you know.