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, 17 May 2015

Still very cold

A fairly uneventful week has passed although the boys were well impressed to get onto new grass in the top paddocks. This is Fergus.
Fidget has emptied his bowl and now picks up all the tiny morsels which he has dropped on the grass.  Apart from one day this week when it was sunny the rest have ben bitterly cold with fresh dustings of snow on the hills each morning!
Shearing is planned for the end of June which hopefully will be much warmer than at present.  Fergus (front) and Faro are hanging onto their coats for as long as possible.
Fyta (left) Fidget behind and Faro who has a clump of lighter coloured fleece on his cheek which can only be seen at this time of year when the fleece is longer.
Fyta (left) with Fergus and seconds after this photo was taken Fyta jumped out of the way thinking that he heard a rustling coming from the field shelter.  Plenty of rabbits around just now, digging holes all over the place so it was probably that.
And finally..............Monty Don was showing on his TV programme this week the frost damage which had happened in his garden recently, especially to his Magnolia tree.  Our Magnolia got frost damage on it's outer petals turning them brown, but the flowers have survived.

2 comments:

  1. Good thing that your boys still have their winter clothes on, pity about the magnolia though!

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  2. Good thing that your boys still have their winter clothes on, pity about the magnolia though!

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