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, 25 October 2015

A busy old week!

The boys enjoyed the comings and goings of two fencing contractors this week as they fenced off (and rabbit-proofed!) the new veg garden, put in a new paddock and an additional bit of border fence. From the left, Fyta, Fergus, Faro and Fidget on Monday morning waiting for the action to begin.
By mid week the veg garden had been completed and the grumpy gardener was a happy bunny.....or at least happy that the bunny was now grumpy!   The boys can be seen in a far paddock overlooking the fencing contractors' truck in the new paddock.
Another view of the evolving veg garden with Faro and Fergus in front.  Note the large pee stains/burns on the paddock grass - thanks boys!
Friday afternoon and the new 'rough paddock 2' was in operation and this shows the boys cautiously checking it out.  It's on a bit of a slope and they seem to like that, being mountain animals n'all!  The scar of the recent drainage work can be seen in the foreground.
This was taken about 8.30am today in the new paddock, facing west with the sun still coming up behind.  Note the first dusting of snow on the mountains in the distance.  The boys have now had a couple of days to settle into the new paddock and they are enjoying it.
Also creating lots of interest for the boys this week was our neighbour Dave who was transporting tree trunks across some of the paddocks.  Faro is just checking him out.  In the middle of the photo you may just see a large log sitting on blocks.  This was dug out of the ground by the contractors whilst putting in new land drains and appears to have been buried in the peaty soil at least since the end of the last war when earlier clay pipe drainage was put in place.  When it dries it will make a good garden seat!
And finally...............at the end of a busy week the grumpy gardener made a lantern for our charity disco at the day centre.  He says he modelled it on himself, warts and all.  No comment!

1 comment:

  1. That veggie area looks very smart ...bet the bunnies find a way ....!

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