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, 4 September 2016

Making a splash.

The eyes have it - Faro watching the approaching human from the other side of the gate and not impressed about having his photo taken!
A lovely morning and Faro is fully alert, ears up, tail up - whilst Fyta and Fergus look like they are having a conversation.
Taken from another angle.  The boys normally don't lie so close to each other unless they are in their shelter.  Fidget is on his own, top right of the picture.
Here he is doing his 'Lonesome Dove' impression.  It's just his nature, he's very much part of the herd but likes to keep himself apart - and last to do anything, just following the others.
The next three photos were taken this afternoon with Fyta deciding that he wanted a quick splash in the water tray.
"Ah, that's better Mum, you've hit the spot!" - he gets his undercarriage and important bits splashed, and loves this.
The other three boys are totally unimpressed by the attention which Fyta is receiving!  It's been a week of good weather and we've used the hose to spray them underneath a couple of times when they want it.
And finally....................the Sunflowers are beginning to put in an appearance.  Only two flowers have emerged so far, both are of this yellow/lemon colour and the four plants are standing at over 6 feet tall.

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