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, 25 January 2015

Green stuff - at last!

We've waited all of this week to try to get some photos without snow on the ground!  The snow had frozen on the ground last week and refused to budge.  It disappeared on Thursday then re-appeared on Friday but today it's mostly gone.  Good job too as the boys were getting a bit fed up of hay and haylage with none of the green stuff on offer.  Faro in particular always wants some grass if he can get it.
Rufus and Wee Eck in a corner of the paddock where the snow was still lying.  They like to keep an eye on a neighbour's sheep.
Here they are again, best of pals who love an argument before settling down next to each other!
Gaucho with Fergus and Fidget behind. Gaucho is a quiet boy who never gives us any problems.
Gully, big pal of Gaucho and always inquisitive.   
And finally..............the Daffi bulbs are beginning to put in an appearance, poking through the frozen ground.  Always lovely to see these and the snowdrops putting in an appearance early in the year.


  1. We've seen the odd daffodil flower near here for a week now, just an advance patrol, and it looks like they may retreat by the end of the week!

  2. Those boys are looking good....good job they have those lovely coats on with the cold weather you're having! The daffs are brave aren't they?!