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, 15 November 2015

It's been windy, man!

Like most areas of UK we've had a bit of a stormy week for which we have 'Abigail' to thank!  A couple of days of high winds which always sound worse during the night, together with plenty of rain.  After one night of particularly high winds these were the boys just getting going first thing in the morning, left to right Fyta, Fergus, Fidget at the rear and Faro.
The rain and sleet has left the ground very soggy with some surface water  around - this is a test for the new land drainage we undertook and we're quite happy with the results.
The boys have been spending most of their time in the 'rough' paddocks, grazing through the rain but getting into the shelter when the sleet starts.  This has been the week for their regular dose of Verm-X granules mixed with their supplement and we've also started feeding haylage as well as their hay.
Feed time is always keenly anticipated by the boys, especially during inclement weather.
Soggy ground means plenty of fun in the rolling places and Fyta here displays his camouflage look.
A bit of a 'King of the castle' shot looking up at three of the boys in the rough paddock.  Fyta is standing directly behind Faro with Fergus on the right.
And finally.............amid all the rain and sleet one day the sky cleared for ten minutes and this was the view from the house looking west to the snow on the Strath Glass mountains.

1 comment:

  1. What gorgeous views you...and those boys have! Hope the wind soons dries out all the wet left by the storms.