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, 29 December 2013

All about ewe!

Another stormy week weather-wise, although we haven't fared too badly and haven't lost our electricity during recent storms.  Candles and torches were at the ready around Christmas day but weren't needed, thankfully.  Hope you are all OK in your particular 'neck of the woods' and haven't been affected by the dreadful flooding.  This is a long range shot of the boys, bunched together with Faro in front, all facing the 'threat.' Click on the photo for enlargement.  Tigh Mhor is behind the hedge.
Well, more of a 'flock' than a 'threat' but in fact it was the sheepdogs, all 5 of them which were causing the boys to be on guard.  Our neighbouring farmer is presently training two young dogs under the guidance of three older ones so this causes a bit of commotion in the fields and keeps the boys alert.
A shot of a rather scary looking Gully as he watches the sheepdogs through the fence!
Fidget is interested but unperturbed by the goings on in the nearby field.  I think a nail clipping session is on the cards for you, Fidgey boy!
Some of the other boys look pretty wet after the rain with Fyta and Fergus beginning their heads in the air, grunting and posturing camel-routine in the background.
And finally...............The completed Christmas jigsaw, all 1000 pieces.   Have a great Hogmanay everyone when it comes, mid week.