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, 21 June 2015

Pike & 'paca

A study in concentration! Fyta (left) with Fidget keeping an eye on a movement on the other side of the fence.
It's 'Pike' (or 'Pikey' to his pals) named after a Dad's Army character on one of his rabbit and mouse missions from his home with our nearby neighbours. He's not a bit scared of the boys. 
Pikey giving them a loud 'hisssss' which sent the two boys running!
After sharpening his claws on the fence-post he moved off to try and find an alpaca-free area where he could hunt in peace.  Take a bow, Pikey!
The two boys joined up with Faro and Fergus who is out of shot with a look on his face which said, "Relax, it's only a moggie!"
And finally............a lovely display of flowering Cotoneaster along the garden wall.

2 comments:

  1. When I read your post title I thought you'd taken the boys fishing!

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  2. When I read your post title I thought you'd taken the boys fishing!

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