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.

Monday, 21 September 2015

The boys and diggers

A bit late with the blog this week, been pretty busy with visitors over the weekend plus the drainage contractors were on site - but better late than never though eh?  A good start to last week weather wise, in fact not bad weather all week although the Autumn chill is there first thing in the morning and when the sun starts to sink in the evening.  The Swallows left this week and only one or two House Martins are left - see you next Spring guys!  The photo is of Fergus being inquisitive again, with Fidget behind.
Fidget enjoys the sand pit and gets into it as often as he can.
Faro taking 'adornment' a bit far with this necklace arrangement!
All four boys - Faro (left), Fyta, Fidget and Fergus.
Great excitement on Thursday when the contractor came on site for a couple of days of ditching!  Fergus (left) and Fidget eye up the diggers and other machinery.
Fyta (right) about to scratch although he could be dancing.  In the background (left)  the first 20 ton load of stones arrives and for the next couple of days the boys were kept busy watching the ditching work in progress.  It's now finished and the next project will be to have some new fencing erected around a new paddock and the evolving veg garden.
And finally...........speaking of which, I know you blog readers have been waiting  patiently for news of the Grumpy Gardener's progress on this project (!)  The nearest plot has been dug over by hand and rotovated with the Mantis rotovator, the next plot has now been dug over by hand and rotovated, the 3rd plot has been stripped of turf and is ready for digging and the 4th plot is slowly being stripped of turf.  We have more visitors arriving this week then a lone visitor the following week plus there is a bit of work to do following the ditching operation, so further hand digging of the plot may have to wait a bit!

1 comment:

  1. Missed my Monday breakfast time read!

    Those boys should be well entertained with those diggers....well, we all know how much boys love big machines don't we?!