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, 23 November 2014

Almost 'mist' the boys!

Another misty morning!  This has been a week of heavy mists and dampness, not really the kind of weather the boys enjoy too much.  Faro is at the front of this group as they come to investigate what the human is up to.
The boys always have hay in their shelters throughout the year, but they also like the occasional handful of hay thrown on the ground for them first thing in the morning.  Sometimes they are not interested in this but if one boy starts eating, then the herd joins in!
Gaucho looks darker than normal with his damp fleece.   Rufus is in front of him with Faro, Gully and Fyta behind.
Give this guy a handful of hay and he's happy!  Fidget - showing his piercing black eyes and pink top palate!
We paid a visit to Dalneigh & Bona Church Guild in Inverness this week to give an alpaca talk to an audience of enthusiastic ladies organised by Pru Wilson.  Thank you for the warm welcome ladies and your interesting questions - and of course for the tea and home bakes at the end!
And finally.............at the end of this damp week, an eerie picture of the misty cobwebs all the way around the fencing.  The flies don't stand a chance do they? 

1 comment:

  1. Funny how the hay always tastes better when it's somewhere different! Ours love to pinch it from the sack when we're replenishing the feeders and nets and even the old nets, with rejected remains, are more attractive when hung from a gate post awaiting emptying as bedding!! Funny creatures aren't they...that's why we love them so much!!