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 March 2016

Happy Easter!

The look on Fidget's face this morning says everything about how he feels regarding the gales and rain we had overnight last night.  Generally this week the weather has not been bad but this Easter weekend has been windy and wet. 

But the weather can change very quickly here and by late morning today the rain had gone, the sun had come out and the boys spot the humans coming with some carrots!   Faro is first at the fence followed by Fergus, then Fyta and Fidget hangs back at the rear - as always!
Faro gets a prize for coming first in the race for the fence - a few hand held carrots.
The two white boys, Fergus (left) and Fidget fleeced up like a couple of Polar Bears at present!
The sun really had come out to brighten everything up and shortly after this Fyta was sun-bathing and the boys were drying off nicely.
Spoke too soon - by mid afternoon the skies darkened and we had a five minute heavy shower of hail which got the boys running for the field shelters.  They didn't quite make it so they all 'hit the deck' until the hailstones passed.  With a bit of magnification you'll see the boys lying down in the corner of the paddock, with Fergus in front with his head on the ground.  The hail was so heavy at one point it set off the car alarm!
Earlier in the week the Grumpy Gardener was doing a bit of weeding and disturbed these two Common Frogs, the larger female on the bottom with the male on top - presumably doing what frogs do at this point in Spring!  There are quite a number of different frogs around but by their markings, and according to Google, we've identified them correctly.  If you know better, let us know!
And finally.............. a left-leaning (due to the wind) bunch of mini-Daffs in bloom just in time for Easter.  Have a good one.


  1. Happy Easter...hopefully better weather due soon :)

  2. Fidget's expression really does say it all....think he felt the same as all us humans did! Spring is here so sunny days just around the corner...?! Happy Easter!

  3. Lovely photos. Happy Easter! :)