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, 12 July 2015

A quiet week

Fyta likes to follow the human around each morning as he carries out a 'poop patrol!'  He's a lovely boy, (Fyta I mean, not the human!) with a very playful nature.
Fidget is enjoying life without his fleecy coat.  He enjoys lying on the damp grass and doing a bit of sunbathing - when the sun comes out.
Sergeant Faro, always on duty stands to attention and checks out the humans.
All four of the boys enjoy the rough paddock where we keep the grass long for them.  It is getting a bit too long now though and will have to be topped.
We had a lovely visit today from Judith and Dave, on holiday in the area and considering alpacas as pets when they return to New Zealand next year.  The boys enjoyed some carrots and were pretty well behaved - even Fergus and Fyta used the water tray to show to the visitors.  Good luck with your 'paca plans when you get to New Zealand folks - nice to have met you.
And finally................the grumpy gardener has obviously had plenty of Thyme on his hands recently!


  1. Looks as though it may be a little warmer and drier up there now, hope so! You seem to get lots of visitors...or rather the boys do! Are you in a tourist spot or do folks just search you out?

    1. Most folk find us through the internet/blog and it surprises us too that visitors, particularly from foreign countries are interested to see the boys. We are also just over the hill from Loch Ness so perhaps the visitors are getting their monsters confused! Robbie & Shirley

  2. Ah, the morning poop patrol, that's what I need to do, then it wouldn't be such a big task each time!