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, 3 December 2017

A more normal week.

This has been a much less cold week than last week but as you see from the photo, there is still frost around.  Faro is standing in front of the garden which the Grumpy Garden has cleared up for the winter - only leeks left to eat.
Faro again with Fidget.  Although the boys don't seem to mind the snow too much, they much prefer to have the grass to nibble.
The boys are also having apples and carrots on alternate days.  We had a good crop of apples this year so they are enjoying a variety of names, Discovery, Norfolk Royal and Katy. In this photo are Fyta (left) and Fergus with Fidget in the background.

Faro also enjoys apples and carrots and here he is sniffing out a piece of carrot on the ground at the top of the rough paddock.
I don't know why this photo turned out so dark, a pity really because it shows Fidget making his camel noises as a warning to Faro who is close by.  Hope you can make it out.

And finally................no blog is complete without Fyta making faces at the camera.  I'm sure that he thinks the camera is either carrot or apple flavoured!

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