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 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