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, 11 February 2018

Carrot-time again.

Cheeky!  Fyta looking for more bits of carrot or swede which the boys were being fed - just as a change from hay, haylage and grass.    
Fergus looking a bit more serene and contemplative!  He's already munched his way through a large carrot!
And Faro just loves carrots and swede - with a bit of apple if possible!  He's been eating really well over the last year or so, quite a change for the 'picky-eater' which he was previously.
A trio of boys - Fidget in the background, Fyta and Faro.  The boys have all been on their Verm-X granules mixed with their feed this week.
A quartet of boys!  Thankfully, the snow has all gone again but the frosty overnight temperatures remain but more snow is forecast.
A long range shot taken by the Grumpy Gardener down in the veg garden looking uphill at the four boys who were having an afternoon lie-down.
And finally..............at last, signs of approaching Spring!  I know that in some parts of the country the snowdrops and daffodils are already in bloom, but not here.  It's been a long, cold winter and the daffs are only just beginning to come through now.

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