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, 10 September 2017

Apples galore - and a sad farewell.

This year the garden has produced lots of apples, soft fruit and veg.  The boys enjoy a slice of apple, so after a heavy shower of rain had moved them all back into the shelter, it was time to give them some.  You can see that Faro stands guard in front of his pals!
Fergus has just taken a piece of apple and is happily chewing it.  Faro in the background has already had a bit.
Fyta is keen to have some - whilst Fergus's nose appears from the right looking for some more.  Fidget is inside the shelter and he also enjoyed his apple.
Fyta (left) and Fergus, determined to have another slice - if there is any left! They've also enjoyed some carrots this week too - lucky boys!
The rain has stopped, the apples are finished and the human is leaving the paddock so time for the boys to go out and graze.  They have had their Verm-X granules in the food this week, another month now before the next lot.
We had to say a very sad farewell yesterday to our pal Cupcake when he was killed by a car on the nearby road.  Blog readers will know that he was owned by young Julia our neighbour and her family, but Cupcake decided to adopt us over a year ago, since when he hasn't left us.  He was a dear chap and will be greatly missed by us and all our friends who have met him.  He's now in a corner of the garden where he loved to have a snooze in the sun.
RIP Cupcake - we'll miss you and so will the boys who looked out for him wandering the paddocks every morning, looking for rabbits!

1 comment:

  1. So sad to hear about Cupcake. He had a great life with you...will miss seeing him in your posts. Big hugs xx