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, 8 January 2017

Swede appreciation!

All the boys love swedes and carrots and its great to hear them crunching them up as they eat them.  This is Fergus, getting to grips with a bit on the ground.
All four boys are tucking in.  When the Grumpy Gardener heads to the veg garden with a spade, the boys know that there must be a crunchy vegetable coming their way and watch what he is doing from the fence line!
Fidget - 'always backwards in coming forwards' as they say in this neck of the woods, but also enjoying his swede.  The thickness of his fleece can be seen well in this photo.
Fyta enjoying his swede.  As he gets older we notice that a lot of lighter coloured fleece is now encroaching on his black 'trousers' whereas when he was younger, the blck and white were more clearly defined.
A couple of shots taken today in the sunshine and chill wind - Faro in front with Fergus behind. The wind has made the boys all nice and dry this week.
Fidget looking alert - now that's something to savour!  He usually lets the other boys do 'alert' then he just follows the gang!
And finally.............the last one of the trilogy of Christmas jigsaws (honest!) which the old soldiering gardener needed to complete!

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