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, 23 July 2017

Hay time again.

I'm opening with Fidget this week, looking a wee bit lost here as he stands waiting for the rest of the gang to get up one morning.
We've enjoyed some good weather this week, but also some wind and rain! This long range shot shows Fidget lying on the grass with the other three boys in the sand pit.
Another sand pit shot, but closer this time.  Fidget is still on the grass and Faro is now lying flat in the sand pit between Fyta (left) and Fergus.
The grass cutting operation might have been quite noisy but the boys don't seem to bother at all.  We know that as long as they know what a certain noise is, they are quite happy to tolerate it.
Wednesday evening and we had a call from Karen and Dave Robertson at the Beauly farm shop      (www.robertsonsfarmshop.co.uk) to say that the first of this year's hay crop was being baled and ready for collection.  We were first there and loaded the trailer under a 'big sky.'  Karen has three alpaca boys as well as lots of other animals in her 'pet farm' which she runs alongside Dave's big farm and the farm shop.
Home with a load of 25 square bales.  The boys sampled a little of the new hay and were pleased with the result.  We still have a few bales of last year's hay to finish off before they get started on the new hay.
And finally............ we had four very nice Norwegian tourists visiting locally so they paid a visit on the boys.  Fergus (left), Fyta and Fidget are photographed whilst Faro has wandered off.  Hope the rest of your holiday is going well folks, lovely to have met you - come back and see us sometime! 

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