Our 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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