OUR SMALL HERD

Our 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 8 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.

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Sunday, 27 October 2013

Can we have some more, please?

Here is a face that means 'Mischief'! Not satisfied with his bowlful of supplement, Gully is hoping for more.  Always looking for an excuse to play with his pal Gaucho (immediately behind him),  Gully is usually the boy leading the group if a pronking session is taking place and often prances about jumping in the air and giving a two legged rear kick!  A happy boy.
This series of photos was taken earlier in the week after the boys had had their afternoon feed and as always there is an expectation that they will get more than their allocation - thus the pleading looks! Gaucho is in front with Rufus behind (left) and Faro, with Fidget at the rear.
If one of the boys is going to get filthy dirty, you can bet that it will be Fidget!  If there is no mud about, he will make some at the water trough. He certainly doesn't look like he needs any more to eat!
Wee Eck, with Fyta and Fergus behind.  Usually you can't see his black eyes under his fringe, but he has his head at the right angle in this shot. Note that one baby tooth is still in situ - and he's fed up waiting for the tooth fairy to arrive now!
Milling about and hoping for extra rations!  This week's weather has been reasonable, but on the damp side.  It's a windy day here today but nothing compared to the wind that you guys in the south of the country are experiencing.  Hang on to your bonnets!
And finally..........for most of the season this Fothergilla is an unassuming bush, it has white flowers in summer but looks like many others.  However in Autumn it comes into it's own and gives this vibrant display of colour.  This photo was taken a couple of days ago, but today all the leaves have dropped due to the wind.  Take care if you have bad weather in your area and have a good week. 

1 comment:

  1. Bonnets tucked away, and hatches battened down...and fingers crossed.

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