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, 18 October 2015

Lovely weather again this week.

Fergus (left), Fidget and Fyta spot something in the long grass on the other side of the paddock fence.  Faro isn't nearby, he's not bothered as he knows what it is.
Fergus has now seen it, realises that it's not a threat and decides to relax.
Aha, thats the culprit - Cupcake the cat again, keeping the boys on their toes.
Fergus has seen it all before, anyway it's too nice a day to go hunting cats, better to have a snooze in the sun!
Faro, just keeping an eye on things.  Behind him on the other side of the fence will be 'rough paddock No 2' when the fencers start work tomorrow.
Meet some of the neighbours from the farm next door, a mixed herd with about a dozen Highland cattle in it.

And finally..............it's been another lovely week of weather with sunsets every evening followed by sharp, overnight frosts.  Some of the sunsets have been crimson or red but this one started as a yellow colour over the sky but by the time I got the camera out had started to change to an orange colour.


  1. I wonder what the boys think of their Highland neighbours, whenever ours see cows they seem quite fascinated by them!?

    We had our first proper frost this morning but looks as though it will be followed by a lovely day....better get the tender plants in though!

  2. Have you been treated to the Northern Lights?