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, 5 April 2015

It's sprung!

How come the beginning of the week is always snowy?  It happened again this week with a dusting, just to remind us not to pack away thick jumpers, hats and jackets just yet!  From the left, Fergus, Fidget, Fyta and Faro get stuck into their haylage and this was followed a couple of hours later by a bowl of beet.
A long range shot of the boys in their shelter enjoying the early morning sunshine which they hope will melt the snow and let them at the grass.
Thankfully at this time of year the snow doesn't last too long.  Faro (left), Fidget (behind) and Fyta enjoying the sun.
The two heavyweight white boys, Fergus(left) and Fidget bulk up with hay just in case the weather changes for the worse, yet again!
Now for a visit to the rough paddock.  Faro first as always at the gate with Fergus, Fyta and Fidget behind.
And finally................a very happy Easter to all blog readers.

1 comment:

  1. I hope you are enjoying the Easter sunshine up there :)