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, 8 February 2015

Better green than white!

It's taken all of this week until yesterday for the snow to disappear from the paddocks and for the boys to be able to get back to their grass - and they do enjoy it! Less hay and haylage consumed but much more grass = happy humans!  In the middle of the photo Gully is looking up at the photographer.
Gaucho on the lookout for a human with food just after 3.00pm.
Oh look - now it's Gaucho, Fyta, Rufus and Gully looking out for the rations!
Faro (left) keeps an eye on the photographer as usual whilst Rufus and Gaucho nibble at some bits of haylage .
These guys like to pose.  Gaucho (left), Fyta in the sand pit and Gully.  Today has been a lovely day with plenty of sunshine so the pit has been in use and Fyta was even sun bathing at one point!
This is a typical Fidget reaction to another 'paca invading his space.  He is on the right and he is reacting to Fergus coming up behind him by making camel noises at him!  These guys have been together for over 8 years but Fidget is Fidget and is not likely to change his manner now.
And finally...........it's nice to see the Snowdrops appearing again.

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