Shear delight

Shear delight

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Morgan Wagoner and Caitlin Smith make eye contact with an alpaca before brushing the animal.
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Sonny Gustamantes shears an alpaca for Kathy Butler. Butler had 23 alpacas sheared for the fiber, a yearly ritual at the Butler ranch on Boggy Draw above Dolores.
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Sonny Gustamantes gives an alpaca a close shave down the neck.
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Hank Gustamantes and Rachel Nellingan gather the fiber as it comes off the alpaca.
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After shearing, two alpacas rub noses and reassure each other that all is well.
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Bags of fiber fill Kathy Butler's car, ready to take to the mill in Grand Junction.
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