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Dan Simon of Owatonna gives PT (Patriot Thomas) Nelson a shearing at the Foothills Alpaca Farm. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

Foothills alpacas undergo spring 'makeover' grooming

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The Foothills alpacas underwent spring trimming.

Thirty-one Suri and Huacaya at Scott and Linda Elmore's farm endured a coifing, Dan and Paula Simon arriving from Owatonna to trim them for the summer ahead.


This is the Elmores' third season of trimming, the first year on a tilt-able table. The first two years, the trimming was done at ground level.

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