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, 22 October 2017

An Indian summer

Despite the recent remnants of Hurricane 'Ophelia' and then Storm 'Brian' hitting some parts of UK rather badly, we've managed to escape the storms.  In fact this past week has been lovely, some overnight rain but day-times have been great.  The boys have enjoyed prolonged sunbathing sessions.  Faro is standing in front of Fergus.
A long distance shot of the autumnal garden, the boys sunbathing and the Grumpy Gardener's newly trimmed hedge!
All four of the boys enjoying the sun, from the left Fidget, Faro, Fergus and Fyta.  Of the four boys, Fyta is the one who enjoys sunbathing the most - any strong sunshine and he will lie down with his belly facing the rays!
Another view of the hedge with Fidget nibbling at some cuttings.  Fidget's diet doesn't seem to have worked does it?
It's not often that Fergus starts 'bugling' with his alarm call but when he does, all the boys pay attention to find the 'threat' that Fergus sees.  No threat this time, just our neighbour's two dogs, Tess and Lexie.  We've only ever heard Fergus 'bugling', none of the other boys have ever done it that we know of.
The dogs have gone, the threat is over so the boys can relax again - although it is obvious that they are still staying alert!
And finally.................this warm weather is making the plants grow, the flowers come out again - and the raspberry canes still producing some fruit.

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