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, 13 June 2010
Right hand down a bit!
Something of interest is happening here. (L to R) Faro, Fergus, Fyta, Gully, Gaucho and Fidget can't believe their eyes..........
Yep, it's Mum vandalising the buttercups again - right hand down a bit! The buttercups are now becoming a real menace by encroaching on all the grass so we are about to get soil tests done and take action to get rid of them. We will avoid herbicides if we can. An application of lime will help - anybody got any ideas for getting rid of buttercups? We had a Countax sit-on mower for many years but the paddocks were just too much for it so the new Iseki is now doing the business. Note the mid-summer clothing to keep out the cold wind!
Front to back, Gully, Gaucho and Fidget charge through the gate to look at the freshly mown paddock.
And finally.................when Robbie was about to put dung on the garden, he lifted the polythene cover and look what was underneath! I hope they will decide to go away of their own accord before drastic action is taken to move them - permanently!