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, 28 August 2016

Boys and gladioli

This just happens to be Fidget's laid back eating position.  When the weather gets a bit hot, or especially when the flies and midges attack his undercarriage then he just lies down and chews the grass.  He'll then lie there for ages chewing the cud, happy with his lot!
Here are the other three bandits, from the left, Fergus, Faro and Fyta.
A nice head shot of Fyta with the flowering gladioli, liatris and other flowers behind him - as well as the composting bins!
Same flowers - different 'paca!  Fidget has decided to get up on his feet and follow the other three boys.
Some hot days again this week, the hose has been in action to give them a spray and they have been making full use of the sand pit.  This long range shot was taken mid afternoon on a very hot day - Ben Wyvis in the background and topped by thunderous clouds.
The cool of the evening and the boys are in the rough paddocks.  "Come on boys" is the call and they all start walking towards their overnight paddock.
And finally.....................the gladioli this year have been stunning with a whole range of colours.  This one is a favourite.

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