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, 31 August 2014

Gully and a visitor from America

Humans coming down the track towards the paddocks means maximum interest from the boys - just in case there are 'foodie bits' going!  Gully is usually somewhere near the front, inquisitive look on his face, nostrils wide and nose twitching.
The object of the interest is Robbie's school pal Sandy (left) who always tries to pay us a visit on his annual trip to Scotland from the US.
Human-watching, from the left are Gaucho, Gully, Rufus and Wee Eck
Gully is a lovely-natured boy.
The weather first thing this morning was lovely and it was one of those occasions when the boys seemed to be socialising with each other.  They were all close to each other, several eating hay from the same buckets and with very few complaining noises.  Normally these guys like their own ample space and rarely share a bucket of hay, even with their best pal!
A Red Admiral butterfly resting on a gate this morning.  Lots of colourful butterflies around the garden just now - they are lovely to watch.
And finally.............whats a beefy guy supposed to do after a big breakfast with pals in the sunshine - but snooze?!


  1. Lol Gully, I have females due shortly who would be proud of that bump!

  2. Great picture of Gully! Wondering whether Faro is ok now as you haven't mentioned him for a few posts? Hope he's fully recovered.