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, 16 June 2013

Just lazing about.

Not one for having his photo taken, Faro rarely presents a decent pose.  Like all the other boys though he seems very relaxed this week following their shearing last weekend.  They have spent the week lazing about in the sun and clearly enjoying not having their heavy fleece on.
Wee Eck looks completely different now, much less of a 'bruiser' and more like  a wee boy!  The baby tooth at the front steadfastly refuses to move, but it causes him no problems.
Rufus looks more of a 'lean, mean, eating machine' now with his heavy coat discarded.
Speaking of 'eating machines' - here is Fergus!  Of course he knows that the trough is drinking water, but when a boy wants to splash himself, any water will do........
Much better to get into the water tray and scoop up the water onto the belly with the right foot.........
Then run to the nearest sandpit and 'dunk' the under-carriage in the cool sand, look cute and eventually..........
A very nice human will bring a handful of hay to chew.    Simples!!
And finally..........Gaucho gets down to have a close look at Hunkey Dunkey in the adjoining chicken  run.

1 comment:

  1. There's nothing like a quick dunk then a dash to the sandpit !! Gaucho looks fascinated with Hunkey Dunkey ....who looks in fine fettle with those lovely golden feathers ...... Jayne