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Shear Delight

  • Zora, an eight-month old alpaca, is being shorn for the first time and about to be turned over by alpaca farmer Lesley Bracker, left, of Windsor, Vt., Tom Gillen, of Enfield, N.H., Elizabeth Loughran, of Sharon, Vt., and Ron Miller, of Peacham, Vt. at Bracker's farm on May 21, 2018. Miller has been shearing for Bracker since she started her farm, Barron Hill Alpacas, 16 years ago. This was Loughran's third time helping, Gillen's first. Gillen calls himself a casual spinner and took some of the alpaca fiber home to spin. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Alpaca fiber falls around Ron Miller's boots while he was shearing at Barron Hill Alpacas in Windsor, Vt., on May 21, 2018. Miller was at the farm to shear 18 alpacas. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.


Monday, May 21, 2018