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, 28 February 2010
Who's a bonnie boy then?
Plenty of snow still around but it gives an opportunity to take some photos featuring Gaucho who is 2 yrs old, and will be 3yrs in July. When very young he was quite small and always at the back in a large herd but has really come on as part of our smaller herd. With his head up he is now the tallest boy in the herd and looks like a 'Jack the Lad' with an attitude to match!
Due to the snow, the boys' movement around the paddocks is restricted, so they appear bored. However when we are there they will follow us into the deeper snow then start playing and charging round! We'll be pleased to see the end of the snow even though it is beautiful in the sunshine.