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Something to cheer you up!
will they be cold? where do they sleep?
But we have a shelter for them to go to if they get too cold. They slept outside last night so it can't be too bad.
they look fairly shite at football though
this pitch isn't conducive to their usual passing style.
I'm trying to teach them the Scottish way of playing football.
Are they friendly?
We've only had them 3 weeks but they were becoming more and more used to us BUT after we subjected them to the shearing they have been staying well clear! It was pretty traumatic for them, then we sent them out into the Scottish 'summer' which was even more traumatic.
Will try and upload a picture. One had a floppy emo fringe.
Are you keeping them or auctioning them off on here for an Alpaca charity?
and turned into wool. Not sure how much wool we'll get back from 2 alpacas though.
I reckon it has to be at least one jumper's worth, right?
They each produced about 2kg of fleece. Not sure how that equates to actual usable wool.
Hmm, Alpacas are a good return!
Why do I get less fibre back than I sent?
Your order will be hand sorted and any unsuitable fibre rejected, but most of the weight loss with wool, around a quarter of the total and sometimes more, is during scouring when all the oil and dirt is washed out. The precise amount will depend on what type of yarn it is and what finish you choose, but remember the following: some vegetation may remain and another 20% could be lost during carding. The average weight of yarn returned is between 50-65% of that received. Mohair and alpaca should yield between 70 and 90%.
That said, that site claims they charge £34-45 a kilo!!! http://www.thenaturalfibre.co.uk/frequently-asked-questions so I assume you have a big bank balance or a cheaper processor?
i shaved my beard and got a short haircut, so every person who comes into work goes 'OH MY GOD LOL!!!!'
i'm sure this wont get old very soon
and like your alpacas, i look like a really skinny goofball without all the hair
can't wait for them to settle and we can come and cuddle them*.
*unsettle them again
then we can organise a DiS trip.
One is called Theodore.
While we are on animals, any one got/had a hamster? Hammy has arrived and we are feeling a bit confused by conflicting advice on the internets
what kind of yield do you get from hamster fleece?
THESE THINGS ARE CRAZY