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, 5 January 2014

Squelch, squelch!

Fyta looks as fed up as all animals and humans with the present weather conditions.  Squelching about in muddy paddocks is no fun.

Earlier in the week we decided to change the boys from the top to the bottom paddocks, to give them fresh grass but also to give them drier shelters.  This is Faro waiting for the gate to open so that he can lead the charge, with Fergus looking on from the left.
There they go with Faro in front and Wee Eck dancing around behind him!
They need no second bidding to run and certainly don't need a map to find their way around the paddocks!
A wet looking herd, but at least there is some fresh grass to nibble.
And finally.........normally this is a sand pit, with this weather it looks more like a paddling pool.  Stay dry and safe wherever you are in these conditions.

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