Every Mother's Day weekend Killarney's Joan and Keith Kemp and their crew bring out the shears and nail clippers to groom the 40 some alpacas that call the Kemp ranch their home.
CJRB's Betty Sawatzky joined the team on Saturday to learn more about these delightful animals from South America. Alapacas are shorn each Spring to collect the natural fibre that has unique qualities that many prefer over wool. It is warmer, wicks moisture, is very soft and is hypoallergenic as it has no lanolin. Up to 10 pounds of fibre can been shorn from a full-grown alpaca.
It was a beautiful day to have nails trimmed, teeth checked, and the softest, warmest coat taken off for spring!