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, 30 April 2017

Snow and Chuky Maclonglegs

Not the best start to a Monday morning for the boys this week!  We had a couple of days of rain and snow showers so the boys had to make the best of it.  Faro leads Fergus and Fidget out of the field shelter.
Fyta had been lying outside through the showers but decided that enough was enough now!
The showers kept coming but snow does not lie for long at this time of year, so the boys just got wet.
Getting wet then having a roll in the dusty shelter before settling down for some morning hay in the sunshine is what these guys like.  The human driven 'pooper scooper' can be seen on it's daily outing on the left!
Fyta (left) Faro and Fergus enjoy the view looking west whilst Fidget does his own thing in another paddock.
This Berberis  shrub is in full bloom at present and gives the area some Spring colour.  The boys can just about be seen in the adjoining paddock.
And finally ...........together with some lovely eggs, we received this lovely hand drawn card from Julia who lives across the road.  It shows Cupcake her cat (who lives the quiet life with us!) in front and the other children's two cats with one being chased at the top by alpacas Fyta (with the trousers) and Faro!  Brilliant Julia, well done. The children have named a chicken ornament in their garden - 'Chuky Maclonglegs' - no answer to that!

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