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, 23 January 2011

Better weather

We paid a visit last week to friends Ian and Angie who have recently become alpaca owners!  They have four, Bianca  and Coco and their cria,  Twix and Honey.  They are lovely animals and have settled down well and have discovered an instant liking for sliced carrots!  Angie now has the task of deciding what she will do with the lovely baby alpaca fleece which she will have after this year's shearing.


  1. Nice to see the grass for a change. The boys are looking quite fit! Bet they'll be glad for warmer weather. But I guess that will be a long time for you heh?? Hopefully, in March we shall see the snow go away, replaced by a little warmer days! ...debbie

  2. The boys are looking great Shirley...bet you have your eye on that lovely baby fleece of Angie's...they look far too clean for cria!

  3. Looking good!!!! The boys know what they want, don't they? Our herd are nibbling on grass now too, which they do enjoy - even if there is nothing much there!!!!

  4. A wheel-barrow without a squeak would be faulty wouldn't it?