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, 29 October 2017

The boys - and a pumpkin.

Two boys watching - two boys grazing!  Faro and Fyta are watching something going on up on the nearby road whilst Fergus and Fidgit carry on nibbling!
Not a very complimentary photo of Fidgit (right) as he chews on some grass.  Over the summer we've had quite a lot of rain this year so the grass is still quite lush.
The best of pals, Faro (left) and Fyta, always on the lookout for each other - where one goes, the other normally follows.
This photo proves that the Grumpy Gardener has been bending his back this week sorting out and weeding the veg plots after this year's growing season.
Taken at feeding time this afternoon and Fergus had the droopy bottom lip, so he must have been spitting.  It takes about 10 minutes before he is able to eat again and we usually give him a handful of hay which seems to help the recovery from green, dripping bottom lip to normality!
And finally................the pumpkin was grown by a friend at her croft on the Black Isle (I featured her very tall sunflowers recently on the blog!) so the Gardener used quite a bit of artistic license to produce a happy smile.  Once the little night light went inside, it was perfect!  

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