OUR SMALL HERD

Our 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 8 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.

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Sunday, 29 May 2016

More fun in the sun.

It's slapstick time again, lots of fun in the sunny weather getting soaking wet then rolling in the dust.  Fyta looking like the cat who got the cream, in the water tray.
Of course to get into this state, first dunk the undercarriage and the 'bits' in the water then dash off to the rolling spot in the distance.  Fyta and Faro were doing this over and over again then pronking around the paddocks.  Happy bunnies or what? The (larger) white boys, Fergus and Fidget prefer to let the two slimmer boys do all the pronking about in the heat.
Hard to see on this photo but Faro is caked in mud.  Once he has dried off in the sun and is patted, clouds of dust rise from him!

Fidget does his camel impression keeping the other boys at bay whilst he gets an undercarriage hose down.
Fergus has had enough water sports for a day because it's hot and takes a rest.
Two top knots ready for a trim - Fergus (left) and Fyta.  We not have shearing dates of 30th June and 1st July for alpaca owners in this part of the Highlands, so not long to wait now.
And finally....................Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum) looking lovely at this time of year and growing tall, very quickly.

1 comment:

  1. Great to see Fyta having such fun...caught one of our with her front feet in the hanging water bucket! The just can't get enough of splashing in water can they! Won't it be great to see sleek clean alpacas back in their Summer clothes very soon?

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