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 February 2014

A little snow, a little sun

Beginning of a cold week, a snowy Monday.   Fergus looks a bit pensive as he probably thought the last of the snow had gone and that Spring was springing!  Wrong.
Rufus decided that lying down in the cold snow is the thing to do whilst Gaucho is next to him and Fyta is looking on.
Whats good for Rufus is good enough for Gaucho but Fyta just can't bring himself to get his belly onto the snow.
Same scene, different angle with Wee Eck and Faro in the background.
Hunkey Dunkey is not a lover of the 'white stuff' and often stands on one leg warming the other leg in his feathers!   If the snow has any depth he prefers to stay in the henhouse - clever boy.
Today has been a lovely day.  This was taken from the new house, boys in the middle ground and a snowy Ben Wyvis in the background.  On that hillside under the Ben is where Kirsty and Graham at Ruilick Alpacas live with their family and herd.  Our boys' new paddock (with the long grass!) is in the foreground awaiting some TLC!
And finally..........another of today's photos looking through the budding hedge at Faro (foreground) with Fyta behind and Rufus in the background.  The boys have been on their monthly doze of Verm-X all this week so a change of paddock and new grass will give them a nice surprise shortly.


  1. Hello from Ruilick Alpacas. We are busy making a new paddock above the house for our 2 wee boys.

    1. Hello Guys, Good luck with the paddock. Hope you are all well. Shirley & Robbie

  2. I'm with Fyta, I wouldn't let my belly touch the ground either (smart boy)! Gorgeous photos, but it looks so very cold :) Lisa

  3. Brrr! Looks cold oop there! The boys don't seem bothered though. Keep warm and dry!