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, 22 May 2016

Still dripping!

Another week of very 'iffy' weather, not so much sun but plenty of rain.  The boys got a good soaking but as they were pretty muddy anyway, they needed their fleece washing!  Carrot time again and Faro enjoys being hand fed.
Fergus also enjoys getting hand fed carrots, although Fidget and Fyta seem to prefer theirs on the ground.
It's a good job that shearing in this part of the world doesn't happen until the end of June - that should give Fidget a chance to get a bit cleaner!  This boy loves to get in a mess.
This was taken yesterday and shows that the sun does shine sometimes and the rain has cleaned the boys  - a bit!  Fergus is in the foreground, then Fyta and Faro and Fidget doing his own thing in the next paddock.
And things are beginning to grow well now - this is a tub of Gladioli.  The veg plots have sprung into life too which is great.
And finally...............would you believe it, this was taken today at 5.00pm when we had thunder, lightening and a shower of hailstones!  The photo was taken from inside looking out (naturally!) so it's not great but the boys are in the field shelters at the top having ran inside when the hailstones started. Can we have some summer weather now please?


  1. when they are muddy, you wonder if, or when they will be clean, but a couple of dry days and they are clean!

  2. Hope your weather has picked up now although your boys will be glad that it's not as warm as it is here...thick winter coats and hot weather are not good together!