OUR SMALL HERD

Our 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 8 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.

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Sunday, 12 April 2015

Improved weather

This has been a mostly sunny week although a sharp wind has been blowing, but they are conditions which the boys  like.  This is Fidget keeping an eye on something which has taken his attention.
Fergus (left) and Faro enjoying the good weather.  We even deployed a water tray this week so that Fergus and Fyta especially could dunk themselves!  The last two days however have seen fresh dustings of snow on the hills.
Faro appears to be having the same digestive problems this Spring which he had last year.   During the past winter he has been passing solid but large 'beans' but over the past couple of weeks he has started to be 'loose' again.  We wonder if this is  a 'Spring grass' problem and will keep an eye on him although he is eating grass, hay and supplements as usual.
Fidget (left), Faro and Fyta enjoying the sun in the rough paddock.
We had a very nice visit today from Julie and Rob who are interested in becoming alpaca owners in due course.  Carrots were on offer for the boys and Fergus is trying to decide here whether Julie's offering might be tastier than Rob's.  In the event he ate neither and just walked off - as alpacas do!  Hope you enjoyed the alpaca experience folks - pity about the bitterly cold wind during your visit.
And finally............... the sunshine brought out the flowers on the 'Flowering Currant' bushes this week.

1 comment:

  1. It's all beginning to look more Spring-like up there! I think a little wind helps keep the little midges away, so our pacas also enjoy a breeze. They are funny how they'll often refuse a treat that you know they love...still there's always someone else who'll take it!!

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