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, 23 October 2016

Lovely autumnal weather.

The four boys have just had their daily feed supplement and will shortly lie down and let it settle.  They have also had their monthly dose of Verm-X granules in the mix during this week.  We've been feeding Faro a granulated feed over the past 3 weeks and he is enjoying it much more than the alpaca course mix.  Long may that continue as he is a 'picky' eater.
The glorious autumn weather has continued this week with lovely sunny days and chilly nights.   The boys have a backdrop of the mountains and the changing colours of the leaves.
This picture tells it all about how Fidget often likes to do his own thing in the herd.  The boys all have a lie down but he likes to be on his own sometimes.
This Llama was one of three at a wildlife park near Inverness which we visited this week.  There are also 4 female and 4 male alpacas at the park.
Edible alpacas - what next!  The Grumpy Gardener likes home made shortbread with his morning coffee so I bought a cutter  which certainly adds interest to the morning cuppa.  I bought the cutter through www.thealpacashop.co.uk
This photo was taken this afternoon of Fergus in front, Faro in the middle and Fidget at the rear.  Fyta was nearby.
And finally................this lovely weather has meant that many flowers are still in bloom, including the sunflowers and this one has a Bumble-Bee feeding on it.

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