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.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

The loving spoonful!


  1. So much that you read about alpaca behaviour just does not happen in practice...obviously, happy healthy alpacas who trust their carers don't follow the rules! :))

  2. The photos are great...and just remind me of all that snow !...apparently its coming back, towards the end of the week ....hope its just a little dusting....the chickens are not daft....and the blackbirds...are making the most of the free meal !!.....and who can blame them.......Jayne

  3. Our girls are all happy to eat from buckets too, and you can be as sure as possible that they are getting reasonably fair shares.

  4. It looks cold there!! Guess who ever wrote that book didn't talk to you first!! I love Rufus. He is one of my favorites. Love his coloring!! Those darn blackbirds - ARE A PEST!! ...debbie