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, 28 May 2011

Lonesome Doves

Here is Fidget doing his 'Lonesome Dove' routine!  There are times when he really does prefer his own company but some of the other boys do that too.  Often Fergus or Rufus will wander off to the far side of a paddock, kush down then stare into space, chew a bit of cud, happy in their own wee world and keeping an eye on the other boys from a distance.
This is Gully, suitably covered in hay and straw after rolling in the field shelter.  The boys have endured another week of terrible weather for May - the 60+mph gales, lashing rain and today is the first day that they have been reasonably dry all week.
Faro, having just had a roll in the field shelter.  It's dry and dusty in there and the boys love it, taking it in turns to have a roll, especially after their supplement feed.  They then give themselves a shake and clouds of dust rise off them.
And finally........ we were delighted this week to welcome the supported learning group and their staff support from Inverness College, on a trip out to meet the boys.  Robbie worked for many years (and still works) with adults who have Learning Disabilities and we are both involved in a local charity which raises funds to support them.  Last night we had our monthly fund raising disco and lots of these adults and their staff come along to have a great time.  They are lovely people who unfortunately are seeing many of their interest activities being curtailed due to severe cutbacks in local authority funding.  It was a real pleasure to see them enjoying their socialising with the boys.

1 comment:

  1. Well done boys...a lovely greeting for your visitors...what a great college day out.