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.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

A 'blogette!'

Here we are again!   We think we've worked out the secret of the Picasa Web Albums and the amount of photos it takes to fill up the free space for blog photos - but it's still work in progress.  These photos were taken last week when the weather was really not too good and the boys got quite a soaking.  Fed up with the rain they had their afternoon feed then settled down for a bit of cud chewing.
Next door in the adjoining shelter are Gully (left) and Fidget and his favourite position at the back - letting someone else do the guarding!

Wee Eck covered in mud and with a little magnification, you'll see the white baby tooth which is still in situ  and refusing to fall out!
And finally............ an 'arty' photo of leaf colours and shapes, taken in the orchard.  Must go and try and get more photo space organised for 'the Sunday Post.'   Take care and hope the rain hasn't been too much of a problem for you lately.


  1. Your place looks good for the amount of rain we've had ! Hope you have booked the 'tooth fairy' before Christmas ! The leaves are lovely, I just love those autumnal colours .... Jayne

  2. I do like a photo. Thanks for the blogette

  3. Leaves...we seem to spend this time of the year trying to clear them from our paddocks! Lovely blue skies over there...please send some here!

  4. Our Kenzie had a baby tooth hanging on for ages. One evening he started coughing and choking over his food bowl, he stopped suddenly and carried on eating, but there was no more sign of baby tooth.. After a couple of worried days with special attention when poo picking, there was still no sign, but no ill effects either.