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, 18 November 2012

Boyz allowed.

"Whatya mean - I look like a camel?!"  Gaucho gets up close to the camera thinking that it might be edible.   Fyta is behind him on the left (doing what comes naturally -  and frequently!) and Faro is on the right.
A quartet of bonnie boys - Gaucho (back left), Fergus (front left), Fyta (back right) and Faro. We've had frosty weather this week so first thing in the morning the boys follow the humans around waiting for haylage or hay.
Wee Eck with Gully behind.  Lots of the boys have wet coats following rain and sleet which we've had over the last couple of days.
Now a trio of bonnie boys - Fidget (rear), Rufus (middle) and Fyta all keeping watch over some sheep in nearby fields. 
Fyta checking out the self propelled PRV (Poop Recovery Vehicle) on it's daily round of the paddocks!
A slightly different view of the paddocks - entry to Tigh Mhor is on the left and entry to the paddocks is on the right, with the old plough in the middle.   The boys are behind the gate, watching.  A sawn up tree is still 'parked' here waiting for someone to get his log splitting axe out for some exercise again (hint!)
And finally .............another nostril shot, this time of Fergus who loves his photo taken.   His head is covered in Dock seeds as he has been rummaging around a pile of the dead plants.  The boys don't seem to bother eating the Docks during the summer when they are green but they demolish them in  winter when the plants die off.


  1. Do you think that you need to patent that PRV...looks like a good idea!

  2. Hehe, your PRV looks just like my PRV :)

  3. Well, your PRV is actually more sophisticated than our bucket, scoop and trowel but fueled in the same manner!

  4. Loving the self propelled?? PRV, and seeing the lovely pics of our old home. Hope all well with you. Joyce X
    PS I'm not so dedicated at the blogging and have moved mine to Alba Yarns at Wordpress.

    1. Hi J & G, Good to hear from you. All well at this end. Hope you are both well and still enjoying France. G will have been impressed by Caley's score on Saturday! Take care. Shirley & Robbie