Up to this point we have processed all our alpaca's fiber ourselves. We haven't sent any to a mill - no mill spun yarn, no mill made rovings. In fact in the last two years we have done our own shearing too (prior to that we did hire someone to shear our alpacas). This means we do everything from the fiber growing on our alpacas (feeding and caring for the alpacas), to the finished product (spinning the yarn and knitting the item). I like to call this Farm Fresh.
This weekend I dug through several blankets of fiber:
Rose's 2012 blanket
Tehya's 2012 blanket
Challenger's 2011 blanket
I also worked on Twilight's blanket and Gabe's blanket, but I forgot to get pictures of them.
I put each blanket on my skirting table, sorted it into smaller sections to shake out the second cuts and pick out the big pieces of debris. Then I bagged them up into weighed out bags for easy sale and use. I hope to have these up on the farm's Oak Haven Alpacas LLC ESTY store very soon.