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, 13 December 2015

Into the catch pen.

Time to put the boys in the pen again this week, mainly to give Faro (above) his drench but also to check them over and do some nails.  This is the usual scene when we go to the paddocks - Faro runs to the fence to check us out whilst the other three boys hang back.
Fyta waiting to go into the catch pen.  The boys are very good at going into the pen (usually!) and as soon as we get the white sticks out to guide them they start walking towards the pen.
Fidget waiting to find out if he is going to be handled today - he was!  We clipped some rear nails but he was not up for front nails being cut and kushed.  Ah well, another day, another nail!
Fergus (front) with Fyta who looks as if he has only one ear!  We managed to get a few of Fergus's nails cut before he decided he wasn't having any more of it.
After penning, time for a roll in a field shelter.  Fidget leads the way and Fergus followed shortly afterwards.
And finally....................BOO!  Fergus doing his impression of Shrek for the photographer, with Fyta and Faro behind.

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