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Jordan Van Voast, left, holds down an alpaca headed for shearing while Pam and Jerry Davidson help out.

When it turns spring, it's time on the Davidson ranch to shear the alpacas.

Pam Davidson for the last 10 years has owned more than a dozen alpacas, an animal native to Chili, Peru and Bolivia, on her farm outside of Chinook.

It's been a great experience, she said, naming them, raising them and selling their fiber to crafters who make gloves, sweaters and hats.

Last year, because of bad weather, the Davidsons could not shear their animals. So they had a good coa...


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