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.

Monday, 25 January 2016

From white to green surroundings again.

Sorry about the delay with this week's blog - 'uploading Blogger' problems I'm afraid.  Anyway, last week's snow and frost lasted until Thursday by which time Fergus was eager to queue up twice a day for his haylage.
It wasn't a deep layer of snow but enough to cover most of the grass which the boys do not like.  Fidget in front here, Faro behind and Fyta in the adjoining paddock.
Thursday morning dawned green instead of white, much to the relief of the boys.  It was also windy and dry so their coats were able to dry out a bit.
Fidget with his usual 'surprised' look!  Behind him are a couple of the new veg plots in the rabbit- proof garden (hopefully!)
Dog alert!  Our neighbours' two dogs are behind the hedge and close to the gate so the boys become very wary and Fergus often gives the 'bugling' alarm call when he sees them.
The dogs didn't appear at the gate so the boys wander off to pastures new.
In this case it's one of the rough paddocks - Faro leads the way followed by Fyta, Fergus and bringing up the rear as always is Fidget.
And finally..........thought you'd like to see 'Cupcake', another neighbour's cat who looks pretty pleased with himself on the Grumpy Gardener's fave chair!

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