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 March 2015

Spring? Snow way!

Tuesday of this week was a bit of a shock to the system especially since we thought that Spring had sprung! In this photo Fyta has decided to look for the poo pile.
Thought we'd finished with the sugar beet for another winter - no chance!  Always funny when the bowls start sliding downhill on the snow followed by the boys.
Whilst the rest of the boys are in the shelter Faro as always checks out the photographer! Watching the snow from the shelter are Gaucho, Rufus, Wee Eck and Fergus.
Fergus has a look of resignation about him as he realises that there will be no green stuff on the menu today!
Fyta in the front with some of the boys behind. As usual in the snow the appear to be a bit lost wondering what to do when there is no grazing.
By Thursday the snow had disappeared but was quickly followed by wind and more rain, adding to.......
the mud which is everywhere, especially the low lying parts of the paddocks.  Most of the boys including Fyta here try to avoid walking in it. 
And finally...............at the end of a pretty stormy week with more gales forecast the boys are interested to know what the humans are up to moving all the hurdles around.  More about that next week!

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