OUR SMALL HERD
Our 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 8 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, 9 May 2010
It's been a lovely sunny day today although the wind is still cold. The forecast says that we should expect snow showers on the hills over the next couple of days! Great! Fergus felt the heat, so was lying with his chin and neck in the water tray. He also stood in it, marking time and giving himself a splash. Whilst nice and wet he went to his favourite rolling place to get nice and muddy.
And this is the result!
Time for more splashing, from Mum this time and hoping obviously that his belly will get wet to cool him down. After this he went for a roll in the sand-pit so he was one mucky animal by the end of this!
The dung sample result from the Vet Lab last week indicated that no worm treatment was necessary, so this is good. In the meantime we will continue with the monthly Verm-X granules.
We are looking forward to visiting Jayne and her lovely fancy animals at Zanzibah Alpacas tomorrow.