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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Monday, 16 December 2013

Bunny girls and hippies

Problems with blogger.com this weekend so couldn't get the blog organised yesterday.  Sorry if you missed your 'Sunday Post!'  This photo shows Fidget at the far end of the paddock away from the rest of the boys.  He does this from time to time, wanders off to be on his own for a while before returning to the herd.  There are lots of rabbits in the rough ground at that end so he probably has a bunny-girl lined up!
Fergus has taken to being a hippy with a flower in his hair (well, it's a beech leaf actually!) It's been on there for days and he resists all attempts to dislodge it. The Grumpy Gardener says to leaf it alone as he is clearly branching out and  barking up the wrong tree!!  He always gets to the root of the problem.......
More gales in the last week accompanied by driving rain.  The boys get in behind the high hedge for protection when the strong winds start.
The stormy weather at least gives us some spectacular sunsets - this was taken about 3.45pm on Tuesday.
And finally.......... a layer of snow adds interest when we try to work out which animal or bird leaves tracks.   These are the boys' tracks but we have lots of rabbit tracks everywhere and a fox when he comes calling. Have a nice week.

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