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, 28 January 2018

Green again - at last!

Fyta, like all the boys is delighted that the snow has gone and everything looks green again.  Hay and haylage is fine to eat but grass remains the main diet.
Fidget (left), Fergus and Fyta ignore the frost patches on the grass and keep nibbling!  Fyta at the rear is chewing but he looks like he is pulling a face!
The two white boys, Fergus and Fidget with Faro.  Snow is still lying on the mountains (behind the Monkey Puzzle tree!) and the mist has been rising on the cold mornings.
Faro with his pal Fyta.  They often go charging around the paddocks together, 'pronking' and obviously enjoying themselves.  The other two white boys don't do pronking - ever!
Fidget - 'bovver boy' of the herd, always ready to chase the others and make camel noises if they get into his space, but a lovely boy none the less.  To see him running across the paddock when his name is called at feeding time is wonderful - because he doesn't otherwise 'do' running or anything energetic!
The Grumpy Gardener was dodging the showers yesterday down in the veg garden as he gets the site levelled for the Keder greenhouse (behind the wheelbarrow!)   This double rainbow appeared in the sky minutes before the horizontal rain and gales started!  The boys are in a paddock on the right - you might need to magnify the picture to see them.
And finally..................this is 'Rabbitz', the human-friendly bunny who lives under the field shelter.  No doubt she will be 'producing' shortly in Spring - more aggro for the Grumpy Gardener!

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