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, 1 October 2010

Scotch mist

Lots of mist and fog around over the past week or so with one or two stunning days as well.   Here are the boys having been moved to fresh grass in the top paddocks.  Due to the amount of rain we've had, a lochan (small loch!) has appeared at the bottom of one paddock so we fenced it off to stop the boys getting into the water and making a mess.  Before we could get the fencing up Fyta was paddling happily in the water generally splashing around and looking for an opportunity to lie down in it!!  The fencing can be seen behind the boys.
Here is Fidget looking over the fence at the water wondering if he should attempt a leap into the lochan!
And here comes Wee Eck wandering through the mist and wanting to join the fun at the new oasis!
And finally.....Hamish is growing into a big strapping chap and not in the least concerned about howling gales, torrential rain or thick mist.

1 comment:

  1. Little Hamish..is getting 'Big'...he might even grow up to be as big as Haggis..oneday !!..the mist is quite 'mistical' !!...Jayne