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, 19 November 2017

Haylage days.

The morning and late afternoon haylage feeding sessions are always enjoyed by the boys.  This is Faro with a mouthful!
Fyta enjoys the long strands of juicy haylage too -  and likes pulling faces!  Fidget is in the background.
And Fergus as usual eats anything, but he does like his haylage.  The boys still have their four hay buckets in the shelters but the haylage seems to be a welcome addition for them.
Fidget also enjoys haylage but on this occasion he didn't want to pose for the human.  The boys just have a handful of haylage each, twice a day and that seems to satisfy them.
Fyta, Fergus behind and Faro, all enjoying a chew behind the tall hedge which is an excellent wind break for them.
The Grumpy Gardener has now cut back the Gunnera for the winter and covered the crowns with the big leaves to keep off the frost.
And finally..................no reminder necessary about the drop in temperatures and wintry weather recently.  These are our local mountains and the snow line is getting lower all the time!

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