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.

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!


  1. The boys coats are looking quite thick! Their tails are fluffy and big! I bet they'll be glad when that darn snow melts. OURS IS ALL GONE AND TODAY IS A WHOPING 47!!!! and sunny! Ernie has been sitting in the sun the last 2 days and loving it!! Enjoyed your pictures!! It looks so pretty there - even with the darn snow!...debbie

  2. We are melting...here...I hope it comes to you soon...I can't believe just how much show you still have !....its been here ages...time for Spring...and some nice green grass......Jayne

  3. They're fantastic pictures - well I can say that sitting here in the snow-free, and relatively warm (frosty) south.

  4. Hi All, Thanks for the comments. Another frost free night so the thaw continues, albeit very slowly. Daffodil shoots and snowdrops have re-appeared so there is hope for us yet! Have a great weekend. Take care. Shirley & Robbie