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, 3 May 2015

People are really kind.

What a lovely way to start a blog!  Those of you who regularly read this blog will remember we had a visit from Julie and Rob a few weeks ago, and they were interested in keeping alpacas.  What Julie didn't tell us was that she has a real talent for sketching and Rob encouraged her to send this sketch of Fergus to us.  Thank you Julie, it's great!
We had a lovely visit this week from Wendy and Paul of Woodleigh Lodge Alpacas on the Black Isle.  We took the opportunity to pen the boys again and clip some nails we missed last week.  Fidget and Fergus were clipped.
After a clipping session Faro leads his pals back to the other paddock whilst Paul, with all his aircraft experience shows where the exits are located!
Those alpaca owners amongst you will have experienced one of those heart stopping moments when you come across one or more of your animals looking like this!  "Oh no" you think, then realise that they are just sunbathing, just as Fyta is doing here.
And finally.............we couldn't do a blog and not show one of Wendy's famous bakes, made especially for the Grumpy Gardener on her visit.  Within hours the cake was reduced to this size.  Thanks Wendy!

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