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.

Monday, 8 May 2017

An unfortunate trip - and a visitor.

We're a little bit late with the blog this week as I tripped and fell badly down in Perth whilst we were en-route to the Scottish Alpaca Group AGM yesterday.   A few hours in A & E, an X-ray and confirmation of a fractured shoulder then a 3 hour journey back up to Inverness meant that the boys had a late feeding.  And we missed the AGM!  Fergus looks like he's saying, "This is the last straw!"
The setting sun casts some long shadows and the boys enjoy some hay before settling down for the night.

We had a lovely visit from friend Sandra earlier this week.  She's more used to looking after her donkeys but still thinks the boys are worth a photo or two.
Fidget showing the tell-tale signs that he's been lying in a water tray with the drips running down his chest - time you had a bib, my boy!  And by the way, the enquiring look is because his bowl is empty and he quite fancies some more!
We also had a very colourful character visiting the garden this week, one whom the boys took a lot of interest in as he strutted his stuff!
And finally, ..........here he is, one of two Peacocks plus another 2 Peahens which a neighbour owns and who likes to spread his wings and go visiting his neighbours.  Plenty of Peacock calling going on from early morning at this time of year and the hens have laid several eggs already.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear about your accident. Hope you are not in too much pain and that you make a speedy recovery.
    Here, our peacock is calling. too and displaying to his peahen. I love to hear him... sort of marks a new season and he displays for us too, if we give him enthusiastic "wow"' noises!!