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, 10 April 2016

Wet weather = muddy knees.

I had begun to think that we wouldn't have a reasonable day to get some pics for the blog but managed to get a few today, despite the continuing rain.  The boys know that there are non-alpacas on the other side of the hedge, so are a bit wary. Fyta (left), Fergus (front), Faro (behind) and Fidge at the rear - as always!
We've had a rainy week so the boys have been wet, dry, wet, dry all the time but they don't seem too bothered.  They are all displaying their muddy knees.  Fyta (left) and Fergus check the movement behind the hedge.
Fidget reckons that there are three other alpacas to check out the hedge - so he will just carry on enjoying his carrots! More muddy knees.
The object of all the attention by the boys, our neighbours' dogs 'Lexie' a Labradoodle and in the background 'Tess', a Labrador.  They are lovely dogs, always up for a bit of fun.
And finally.............the Bergenias are just beginning to display their flowers now.  The leaves are bright green in Spring turning to red in the Autumn.

1 comment:

  1. If Lexie's ears stoop upright s/he could be mistaken for a paca escapee...over the fence!