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, 24 December 2017

A Christmasy theme

A seasonal greeting to all blog readers!
Keeping up the festive theme Faro decides on a little bit of personal decoration - pity it wasn't tinsel.
There is something of the nativity theme in this photo with all the boys doing their best to recreate 'Away in a Manger!'
The snow has all gone now, thank goodness, and the boys are able to enjoy their grass again.  This is Fyta (left) and Fergus who is looking at a jogger on the nearby road.
Fidget always manages to look off-white, especially when it has been raining and he he's been rolling around!
This pastel drawing of 'Haughty Henry' was drawn by our friend Sandra who sent it to us in the form of a Christmas card.  Lovely isn't it?
And finally..................Helleborus 'Christmas Rose' which is on full display despite being covered in snow and ice last week.  Hope you all have a lovely Christmas.


  1. Hello Shirley, have just been updating my viewing of your blog, lovely as ever ! I hope you have had a peaceful Christmas and wish you and your herd a wonderful 2018, from June Purvis on the west coast.
    Our blog : seasidecrofting.blogspot.com
    Love the way your herd are wearing santa hats ! x

    1. Hi June, yes, we've had a lovely Christmas here but we thought we'd got rid of the snow only for it to return today - plus ice! Hope you have had a nice time over in the west - and that Malcolm's mum enjoyed her Christmas too(we do follow your blog!) Hope that 2018 will be good for you all. Pop in past and see us if you are ever in this area. Take care. Shirley & Robbie