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, 27 December 2015

A Christmas carrot (!)

If we appear in front of the boys with a white bowl, they know it's carrot time.  If we hide the bowl then you get that look which says, "I know you are hiding them from me!"  Faro gives the look, with Fyta behind him.
Fyta (left), Fergus and Faro still waiting patiently for the Christmas lunch of illusive carrots. 
"Okay, okay - enough of the jokes already on Christmas morning - make with the carrots, human!"
And whilst three boys wait at the fence, Fidget keeps his distance, always last in line, but he does get his carrots too - eventually.
Carrots finished, back to the grass.  You can see from Fergus (closest) and Fidget (furthest away) that they boys are pretty wet this week as we've had lots of rain.
And this was taken today - a much sunnier scene although Fergus (behind)  is now multi-coloured because he's been rolling in the mud.
And finally................ blog readers will know that we usually have a jig-saw on the go at Christmas.  This  1000 piece one entitled 'I love gardening' was sent to us by a niece and is full of detail (some of it quite rude!)  A Happy New Year when it arrives to all blog readers.

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