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, 5 February 2017

Hungry boys

This is the front half of Fidget, all fleeced up against the cold winds and chewing his daily feed, a mixture of pelletised and rough alpaca mix.
And these are the rear quarters of the same Fidget with a bushy tail and his rear 'elbows' bent in that funny way where they stick up in the air!
Faro enjoying his haylage on a frosty morning.  The two white boys, Fidget and Fergus like to lie down when they are eating their haylage.
Fidget (rear) and Fergus (front) both lying down, with Faro and Fyta - all enjoying their haylage breakfast.
Taken today, just after 8.15am with the boys in a paddock down on the right of the photo and a snowy Ben Wyvis in the distance.
And finally................a sight to hearten any gardener as the rhubarb starts to reappear through the cold ground.  The daffodils are also pushing up and we have a few snowdrops on display.  Springs-a-coming!

1 comment:

  1. Finally caught up with your January and February posts! Looks as though you have experienced all sorts of weather up there but those chaps still look well despite the temperature changes! Spring will soon be here.....!