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 July 2017

Family visit

There has been quite a bit of sitting around in water trays and the sand pit this week as the boys enjoyed the sun.  Fergus is on the left waiting his turn in the tray whilst Fyta has no intention of giving up his place.
We welcomed some members of my family from Norfolk to the Highlands last week, in glorious sunshine.  Fidget tends to keep his distance in these situations but the other three boys take an interest in the visitors. Far, front left is just 'taking on water' from the trough.
With a bit of encouragement, Fyta can always be relied upon to put on a show of 'dunking his bits' in the water tray.
Completely dunked now, much to the amusement of the humans! Faro (front) is above such displays of frivolity and prefers to do his dunking when nobody is around.
We were not quite so lucky in getting Fyta to perform another party trick - that of picking up the watering can and throwing it!  He started to do it, then got bored with the idea.
Plenty of animal action in our neighbour Chris's field next door with cattle and Jacob's sheep in the nearest field and three Tamworth pigs in the far away field.
And finally.................plenty of growth in these flowers this year.  Bear's Breeches in the middle (front), with Ox-Eye daisies in the rear and Lilies and Gentian on the right.  There is an Inula on the left.

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