BOONE LIFE: Spring shear

Two alpaca shearers travel from New Zealand to Rocheport for the annual
Sunday, May 6, 2007 | 9:56 a.m. CDT; updated 10:44 p.m. CST, Monday, February 9, 2009

Just after sunrise, a mud-caked BMW makes its way down the gravel driveway at Sycamore Creek Farm, near Rocheport. The car comes to a stop and two men get out. They start unloading toolboxes, ropes and electrical cords. In the distance, an alpaca screeches a high-pitched warning squeal.