At Fairhope Alpacas we will be shearing our alpaca herd on March 17th this year. When our shearer, Mark Loffhagen, proposed the date, I mentioned to him that it would be St. Patrick’s Day.
“We’ll just have to have green beer then,” was his response.
No, we don’t drink during the shearing, but we usually have a beer after the long day is over. Anyone know if I can get the green food coloring at the grocery store or if I have to go somewhere special? I saw an incredible aqua colored cake the other day that I wanted to make, but was stumped on how to make that color icing.
Back to shearing. It’s hard to believe that it is only two weeks away. We welcome volunteers who would like to help us that day. I even pay my fiber lovers with fleece for their assistance.
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