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, 8 October 2017

Need to cut the hedge!

Now that the threat from wasps is (almost) over the Grumpy Gardener has decided to make a start on cutting the long hedge.  Firstly though, before getting the hedge trimmer going, the very tall Buddleia and Elderberry which is mixed up in the hedge has to be cut down and put on the bonfire.  Three of the boys show an interest but Fidget is much more interested in the water tray!

Faro fancies a Buddleia leaf or two but might get a shock of he jabs his nose on the Monkey Puzzle tree cutting - the leaves are very sharp.
When they know they are not going to get anything to eat from the barrow they soon lose interest.  Fidget is still interested in the water tray.
Here he is, he's been drinking it, lying in it and standing in it - sometimes they just can't get enough water.
Later, Fyta enjoys his Camelid Complete Feed which the boys all enjoy.  We changed from the course mix some time ago after the boys started going off it - after eating it for about 9 years!
Plenty of rain showers again this week although it hasn't been cold.  Fyta and Faro are oblivious to the rainbow which is forming above them.
And finally...............it's Nerine time of the year again.  Always lovely to see them as they are such a vivid pink colour.

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