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.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Shearing is getting closer!

Fidget - all fleeced up and ready for shearing at the end of this month.  His nature is always to hang back and let the other boys go first - he hasn't changed in that regard since he was a cria.
Faro - eating much better these days, so we are pleased with him.  Still the 'leader of the gang', wants to be first to do everything.
Fyta - Faro's best mate, where one goes the other will always follow!  Always inquisitive, he's a lovely boy.
And here he is again, getting into the water tray which he loves as well as getting his chin tickled when eating from the hand.
Fergus (left) and Fidget - the two white boys.  Much sturdier than the other two boys and with a slower, more relaxed style about them.
Fidget again - being on his own with the other boys lying down in an adjoining paddock, which is typical of his behaviour.
And finally............... this Celmisia (New Zealand daisy) plant is showing off it's flowers which look like fried eggs!  It is surrounded by Sweet William and Liatris plants which are still to flower.

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