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, 25 June 2017

Warm days

Here is Fyta imitating a camel again - trying to get the human to turn on the hose so that he can get a spray first thing on a warm morning! Thankfully however we have not suffered the very high temperatures that those in the south have had to contend with.  With the boys not yet sheared we are careful to ensure that they do not over-heat.
Here he is again, indicating to the human that it can't be hard to turn on the water from that yellow hose and give the under-carriage a spray!
That's ma boy!  Faro keeping an eye on everything going on in the paddocks, especially when there is a photographer around.
Faro once again with Fidget who had been dunking himself in a nearby water tray during a warm morning.
Fergus - after a wet night and looking a bit portly (it's an optical illusion!) and in need of a good shearing which thankfully is due to take place this coming week.
As the sun sets and casts long shadows, Fidget lies in the longer grass and settles down for the night.
The Gunnera plant continues to grow with the leaves now standing at over five feet tall.  Not a plant for the smaller garden obviously!
And finally............just for a change from alpacas we were asked to feed our neighbour's two pet lambs today.  These guys can really drink - the contents of the bottles disappeared in seconds!

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