This weekend past I had the chance to visit a friends farm. He and his wife raise alpacas. I had a wonderful time watching the shearing process of his herd; shearing is done yearly in the Spring. For the alpacas I think it was a welcome relief as the temperatures here in Virginia had been into the 80s for several days including the day of the shearing. I have to say that the alpacas were very sweet and welcomed me into their pen with great curiosity.