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, 20 December 2015

Christmassy scenes

We think the boys have been on the Christmas plonk by the look of their shiny eyes!

Monday and Tuesday this week started with a drop of the white stuff, not a great depth but enough to give the boys that quizzical look trying to find some green grass! Fergus in front, then Fyta, Faro and Fidget at the rear (as always!)
Fergus wanting reassurance that this snow would not mean any interruption to his food supply.
We know that the boys will not scrape the snow for grass so a friendly human usually scrapes some away to let them get at grass (well what else does a Grumpy Gardener do on a snowy day?)
Snow on the ground also means sugar beet rations!  For some reason Fidget always manages to cover his chin in the stuff.
S'no fun for Roger the rabbit in the white stuff, always close by usually chewing on a stalk of haylage.
By the end of the week, temperatures were almost balmy (certainly 'barmy!') and the snow had disappeared.  Neighbours Claire and Mike came to say "Hello" to the boys and dish out the carrots.  Here is Fyta forgetting his shy nature and devouring his ration. 
And finally...........who needs an artificial Christmas tree when nature gives us this?  Hope all our blog readers have a really lovely Christmas - wherever you are.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely pictures....especially those boys in their Santa hats! Your weather certainly changes quickly up there! Have a great Christmas and hopefully the weather will be ok too!