Month: August 2019

LearnAlong—All about Alpacas

The fourteenth Fibreshed learn-a-long took place at Lorelee farm on July 27. Wendy Holtz, who has a herd of alpacas on Thormanby Island, was there to tell us about her experiences with herd behaviour and much more. We learned that alpacas can sometimes be expensive; female animals can cost up to $10,000 dollars. They like […]

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LearnAlong—Everything Shetland

The thirteenth LearnAlong, hosted by Adrian and Moira of Ginger Dell farm on June 29, was all about Shetland sheep. Even before actual instruction began we observed the flock of three ewes and six lambs evading the attempt of the not-yet-trained sheepdog to round them up for inspection, so we already knew that Shetlands are […]

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