Daily Reflections From My Window

May 5, 2021 Wednesday

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“My husband has made me laugh. Wiped my tears. Hugged me tight. Watched me succeed. Seen me fail. Kept me strong. My husband is a promise that I will have a friend forever.”

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Yesterday we sheared the alpacas and if my husband ever has to dig deep to support me, it’s this day and the day before. He does! With flying colors. We work together to put up temporary fencing, gates in the garage and more for a few hours of work and LOTS of hours of cleanup. As they say, we get ‘er done. Together! That’s why I chose these quotes. Not what I had in mind yesterday, but after a good nights sleep, what I reflected on this AM as I prepare to help a friend shear today too. Our day was so nice (despite the rain the days before and having some pretty scruffy looking animals to shear. It was just the two of us, the shearer Kyle, and his assistant Anthony. It was so nice with a small group.

Kyle arrived a little before 7 AM and got his sharpening station set up and tools sharpened and then off we went. An hour and 14 minutes later, we were finished. Video to follow! I want to watch it first and see if I need to edit! There were some parts where no one might have been in the clip since we were also retrieving animals.

We finished with a nice breakfast of quinoa oatmeal coconut porridge and fruit luckily in the sunshine before the rain started again and then Kyle was off to his next appointment.

Here’s Jay checking his mileage!

They look and feel much better and are all hunkered down in the barn today. Now my job is to skirt, sort and clean the fiber.

Jay worked tirelessly to put everything away afterwards and we got it done in time for me to go hooping at six.

We have seen this guy the past few days in the driveway. I think I may have run him over a few days ago. The question is, why hasn’t a scavenger scooped him up? I’ll see if he’s still there today.

In the meantime, remember to wash your hands, don’t touch your face, stay home but if you MUST go out, wear a mask and keep the length of an alpaca cria (which is a baby alpaca and about 3 feet long) between you and the next person.

Have a blessed day!