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, 5 March 2017

Changing seasons

Faro, looking good on a sunny morning earlier this week.  He is feeding well these days which is a  great relief for us as he has been a 'picky' eater of his supplement feed for years.
Fergus, also looking good but no chance of him going on a diet any time soon - he loves his food too much!
This is the type of scene which makes any alpaca owner's heart skip a beat - is he 'down' or just sunbathing?   In Fyta's case, he just loves to flop, getting his belly facing the sun and enjoying it!
See?  He's keeping an eye on the photographer all the time and even manages a grin for the camera,  cheeky chappy!
We had two old friends, Alan and Kath stay with us for a couple of days and we had lovely weather, especially on Friday which was glorious. But this week the boys have had all four seasonal weathers to deal with, with sun, rain, wind, frost and snow.
It rained all day on Saturday, then this morning over a couple of hours we had quite a dump of snow.  By mid afternoon it was mostly gone and we were basking in warm sunshine once again!  Wonder what the birds, bees and plants are making of this weather?  This shot is looking down over the veg plots and garden.
And finally.................. these mini Daffs are making a cheery appearance through the snow adding a bit of colour to a corner of the garden.

1 comment:

  1. You have certainly had lots of weather changes to deal with up there in Scotland. We've just had lots of wind, with the inevitable result of more fallen trees!
    Never mind...Spring will soon be here!

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