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, 19 March 2017

Alpaca talk during a quiet week.

Fyta boy, looking good on a breezy day earlier in the week. He's a lovely boy, great nature and always inquisitive.
See what I mean ?  Here he is at the fence with Fergus looking to see if there are any more carrots on offer!
They've been joined by Faro and all three of these guys are carrot lovers.  These photos were taken on a very damp day, but they didn't mind the weather.
Trailing behind as always is Fidget.  If he gets excited by food he will trot and jump around, but for carrots.........nah!
Fergus will wait patiently for the very last carrot in the bowl.  Faro and Fyta in the background.  You can see Fergus's long eye lashes on this photo.
On Thursday we went to Dingwall to give an alpaca talk to the Phoenix Club members.  We were last with them over three years ago and we were asked to return and update everyone about 'the boys!'  It was a lovely afternoon, thank you for inviting us again Ann and members,  and of course thank you for the welcome 'cuppa!'
And finally......................more Spring flowers emerging!  These mini-tulips have emerged in the last week as have lots of mini daffs.  The larger daffs are taking a little longer to emerge.

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