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, 4 October 2015

A lone visitor with the boys!

Looks like the start of a race with the boys in a long line - Fergus (nearest) Fidget, Fyta and Faro but it was just early on a pretty dull day and the boys were trying to get their act together.  They can take quite a while to get going in the mornings.
Last week we mentioned that we would have a lone visitor this week - and here she is!  Sue is a nursing friend from days of yore and is up from the deep south for a bit of Highland air.  The boys are always keen on visitors especially since Sue is holding a headband knitted from the fleece of Fergus.
Too much posing for the boys' liking and they have decided to take off in the rough paddock, especially since there are no carrots on offer!
An empty bowl and Fergus - a familiar duo!  The look in his eyes says that he could eat a teenie bit more.
The Swallows have migrated as have the House Martins now, but these butterflies have been around the house enjoying the sunshine for the past few days.  I think the one on the top is a Small Tortoiseshell and the other is a Peacock.  Answers on a postcard please if I'm wrong!
There is nothing better than watching the boys when they are alert to a possible threat - ears up and facing the possible danger.
And finally.............this was the 'possible danger' - Cupcake our neighbour's cat who had come across the fields to see if there was any mischief he could get up to!  Butter wouldn't melt eh?


  1. If anything like here, it's always great to catch up with our nursing friends!

  2. Cupcake looks like a serious threat to your boys...after all he might steal some attention from them!