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, 30 March 2014

Pen pals

We put the boys in the pen early in the week to check on Wee Eck's ears and apply some cream.  Normally we pen the boys in the morning if we are going to work with them but we were having a busy day and decided to do them just before their feed time around 3.00pm.  So around this time the boys see us coming down the track and because they can tell the time (!!) they think they are going to be fed their supplement.  Surprise, surprise then when they find themselves being guided into the pen!  So now they are not the happiest of bunnies because instead of feed in the mouth, it was cream in the 'lug' so there was much huffing and puffing, pushing and shoving and general moaning and groaning - and that was just from the humans!  This shot is of Rufus who is humming away and deciding to look out of the pen ignoring the fuss.
Gaucho has decided to do the same but he is also under a certain amount of pressure from his pal Gully who is pushing him from behind.......
..........see what I mean?!
Looking the picture of innocence and waiting to see if they are going to be 'creamed' are Fidget (left) and Fyta.
And at the end of the penning, what better than to lie down in the corner of a paddock with some favourite haylage  and just chill - like Fidget.
And finally..............at the end of a sunny but chilly day, the boys make their way from the new paddock across to the  field shelter in the overnight paddock, just as the sun is setting.   Aaaaaahhhh!


  1. Hehe, I love how the 'pacas just try to ignore what is happening and gaze off across the paddock. It's as if to say, 'I want to be out THERE' and pointing with their noses. Hope Wee Eck's ear has improved :) Lisa

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