OUR SMALL HERD
Our original four boys came from Ardo Alpacas in Aberdeenshire. We are not alpaca breeders and have our boys purely as pets. Our experience is that you don't need to be a breeder and that a 'batchelor herd' can give much pleasure to the owner. We have 5 acres including our big garden and grazing for the boys, 15 miles north of Inverness, Scotland. I spin, knit, felt and crochet with the fleece from the boys.
Sunday, 6 September 2009
The Great Feil Maree (1)
The Dingwall Rotary Club organised a one day festival on 5th Sept and our friend John Mckenzie took along his 4 'boys' (Wlliam, Luke, Joel and Jake) in the large trailer. I took samples of fleece, spinning, knitting and a spinning wheel for effect! We also had a display board showing photos of Alpacas, information, advice and where to see Alpacas locally. Our displays created a lot of interest and we made some useful contacts for supply of fleece for spinning and weaving to individuals. We also had some serious enquiries about owning Alpacas and hope to have some follow-up visits to the 'boys'.