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.


Just a reminder that clicking on (most) of the photos will show them greatly enlarged.

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Pastures new

Today the boys were transferred to the lower paddocks and as always when they change, they were very excited.  Plenty of 'humming' noises then Faro led the charge onto new grass.  We usually change them from one set of paddocks to another every 6 weeks which gives the old paddocks a chance to recover.  The boys seem to know when the change is about to take place and line up along the gate, humming and jumping.  We've had very wet weather of late so a change to (slightly) drier ground will be good for them.


  1. Wow! your grass looks so green and it looks like they are super excited to romp around in their new space! Very cute photo of them galloping in!!...debbie

  2. HiDebbie
    Our grass tends to stay quite lush looking through the winter but does not contain as much goodness as it does during the summer. The boys like to supplement their grass with hay all year round but especiaaly during the winter.I have enjoyed looking at your blog.