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.

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Winter routine


  1. He he....lovely photos....and I think I'd like a bowl of what they're having....looks lovely...maybe with custard...please ...for me !!........winter is definitely here.....keep warm.......Jayne

  2. Everything looks so pretty with your new blanket of snow. I really liked the second to the last photo. Figet is a messy eater! ha! Really enjoy all your photos...debbie

  3. Have you had a nomination for The Good Food Guide...looking like a candidate to me!

  4. Do you give them the suedes whole to nibble at, Shirley, or chop them up? Dave.

  5. Hi Dave, We divide a swede into 4 or 6 pieces (cutting with a spade!) then let them gnaw them on the ground. The new boys took a while to get used to this. They love being hand fed too so that they can nibble and bite off small chunks. They do enjoy the taste. Take care. Shirley & Robbie