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, 2 April 2017

Fleeced up boys.

Like all the boys, Fergus is well fleeced up now and will enjoy a lie down in the sun once he has finished his feed.
Fyta's fringe is now beginning to get a bit long.  It does have the advantage of keeping the sun out of his eyes and no doubt keeping flies at bay but it will start to obscure his vision a bit shortly.
Faro enjoying his feed with the other boys behind him.  It will be Verm-X time for them all next week again, the monthly dose soon comes around.
Fidget is well known for not wanting any of the other three boys to come into his 'personal space!'  If this happens, he sticks his neck out in the direction of the offender and makes plenty of camel noises.
Just like this!  None of the boys actually fight with each other but sometimes an argument will develop into a spitting match until one backs down.  Camels, eh?
A nice photo taken today of Fyta (left) and his pal Faro.  One will follow the other then Fergus and Fidget will bring up the rear.
And finally.............. these Primula are providing some lovely colour.  We have them dotted around in pots near the back door, and with the daffodils now in full bloom, there is a lot of colour around.

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