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, 24 May 2015

Visitors and a moth!

Yet another week of cold windy weather with the boys needing their heavy fleece to keep out the chill.  Here are Fergus (front) then Fyta, Faro and Fidget in the background at the gate hoping that the approaching visitors will have carrots.
At the beginning of the week we had a lovely visit from a group of ladies from Charleston, Inverness community - this was part of the group, the other part will visit in a couple of week's time.  The boys behaved themselves having been bribed with carrot slices! 
Fidget (front) with Fergus on the sloping rough paddock.
Faro is still refusing to eat his supplement whilst eating plenty of grass and hay.  No such refusal from his three mates!  Here he is wondering what the human with the camera is up to.
And finally.................I'm no entomologist but I think this may be a Puss Moth which was parked outside all day yesterday on the footpath.  It was about one inch long but can grow to twice that size and is regarded as 'common', although I think this is the first time I have ever seen one.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry can't help with the moth...really freak me...give me spiders any day!

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