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.
Friday, 5 March 2010
"A word in your ear,Mum"
These shots were taken yesterday, Thursday, and show the depth of snow still with us. Faro is making his feelings known about the lack of grass!
Due to the depth of snow we have again had to dig trenches so that the boys can walk about and sometimes find a bit of grass.
Yesterday was a lovely, sunny day but none of the snow shifted due to the very cold nights. Fergus, Gully and Gaucho can be seen lying in the trench soaking up the sun.
Fergus facing the sun and loving it!
Gully showing how deep the layer of snow is. Today the temperature has been much higher, there was no frost last night and the snow now feels 'mushy.' A thaw is under way - at last!