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, 9 February 2014

Fencing and beet

We had two fencers working here this week making a new paddock for the boys on some unused land closer to the new house.  The weather was kind to them, the ground is soft so they got the paddock finished in a couple of days.  Plenty to interest the boys then with posts getting knocked in, chain saws buzzing etc.  This is Faro waiting to get into the paddock nearest to the new paddock just to check what is going on.  He does not usually like the camera being pointed at him and usually walks away.  Gaucho (left) and Fyta are behind.
Gaucho leads Wee Eck into the paddock, and being deaf, Eck doesn't hear the noise but is certainly interested in what the fencers are up to.
Rufus leading Gully with Gaucho and Fidget behind.
Earlier in the week it had been pretty cold and the boys enjoyed their beet in the morning  Faro has his head in the bowl and Gaucho does his camel impression whilst looking at the camera!
Fyta (front) and Rufus get stuck in.
If a camera is near then Gully poses!  Fyta is in the background going around all the bowls making sure that a morsel has not been left.
And finally................it's official then, the snowdrops have appeared so Spring must be coming - honest!


  1. I always find it a amusing that when there is lots of noise and action , when most animals might be alarmed, at least slightly, alpacas coming running to investigate! Part of their charm!

  2. The boys look like they are enjoying their breakfast. A new paddock to play in great to get them nearer the new house and it looks like you have had more frosty mornings than us here... great to see the little Snowdrops poking through the grass to life your Spring spirits !! Ive got a few in the garden also, its a bit like seeing the first Swallows to arrive in Summertime .... ah the promise of Summer ....can't wait ! Jayne