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, 10 May 2015

Alpacas - the Election antidote!

Cold winds have still been blowing here this week but less so than last week.  Fyta is always inquisitive and nosey, coming up and checking on what the human is up to.
Here he is again, he's been checking out the PRV (Poop Recovery Vehicle) but is also keeping a  wary eye on the approaching shower of hailstones coming in from the West.  There have been many such showers this week and they are a signal for the boys to run into the field shelter!
Faro continues to be 'pickey' with his supplement feed each day but at least is eating some of it.  This week the boys have had the monthly dose of Verm-X granules in their feed so it's important that Faro eats it.
Fergus needs no encouragement whatsoever to eat - a change of name to 'Dyson' is on the cards for him I think!
And this is Fidget - alias 'Hoover' who probably doesn't even taste the Verm-X on the way down!
And finally...........we have had sunny intervals too this week which means that Fyta can get more sunbathing in!  The first Swallows arrived a couple of weeks ago and the first of the House Martins appeared today so there will be plenty of excited 'chattering' in the skies shortly.

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