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, 14 August 2016

Weather, visitors and visit.

This is what our weather has mainly been up to this week - thunderous clouds away to the west, rainbows, heavy rain, gales - and a bit of sunshine.  Not the best weather for summer.
There have been glimpses of the sun and the boys have enjoyed that and taken the opportunity of having a sunbathe occasionally. The boys have also had their monthly dose of Verm-X granules in their daily feed this week.
We had a visit from Robbie's sister Sheila, cousin Alvina with husbands Jim and Angus respectively during the week.  The boys have just had some carrots and this is Alvina deep in discussion with Fergus!
Angus tries hard to make an impression with Fergus by getting down to his level!  Fergus looks his usual well fed self - he should be nicknamed, 'Gastric!'
On Saturday we drove north to Portmahomack in Easter Ross to see Alison and Brendan at Seafield Alpacas.  Another blustery day with rain showers but good to see the 'paca boys plus dogs, hens, ducks and ducklings, all doing well. From the left the boys are Chocolate with Flynn behind him and Gully at the rear, Wee Eck and Merlin.  One of the dogs, Milo, is lying down behind us. 
I suppose the caption for this should be, "He ain't heavy, he's my brother!" Perhaps it's just a case of watching too much olympics this week for Flynn with Merlin on his back. Nice to see you both again, Alison and Brendan.
And finally...............some bright flowers, blue Cornflowers at the rear and Livingstone Daisies (Mesembryanthemum) which only open in sunlight, at the front. 

1 comment:

  1. Just been catching up on your blog postings, fabulous photos as always, love them, thank you, June Purvis

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