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, 18 September 2016

Sunshine and the Cavalry!

Looking out from the inside of the field shelter for a change.  The boys enjoy lying in the shelter looking out at the world passing by on the road!  Faro is eating his hay whilst Fyta and Fergus are outside, with Fidget around the corner
We've enjoyed some sun and rain this week but not nearly so dramatic as in some parts of the UK.  'Slim boys' Fergus (left) and Fidget enjoying the sun here.
And close by are the other two pals, Faro (left) and Fyta.  Regardless of the fact that alpacas have soft, padded feet they don't seem to mind walking over stones and rocks.  In fact they often seem to enjoy lying on hard, lumpy surfaces like this.
Fyta seems to be saying, "Bet you won't print this shot on your blog, Mum!"
The boys walking uphill to the field shelters.  Note the size of the Gunnera plant on the right of the picture - it's had a great summer capturing all the rain and sun in it's big leaves.

Adding a splash of colour around the garden at present are these Nerines with their delicate flower heads.
And finally..............we had a lovely surprise this afternoon when neighbours Danni and Julia arrived riding Eric and Mr Blue, with mum Kerry.  Great to see the Cavalry arriving in the car park!

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