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, 25 February 2018

Sunny days, frosty nights.

Plenty of overnight frosts around again this week.  The frost shows plainly on Faro's back as he and the other boys shun the shelter for sleep under the stars on clear nights.  Fergus is in the background.

No problems with overnight frosts as long as there is haylage on offer for breakfast, for Fidget.
Similarly, Fyta loves a bit of haylage in the morning.  The boys all look in good condition considering that it has been a long winter.
Fergus just chewing the grass.  He is looking nice and clean for a change, and also dry at the moment.
The tell-tale signs in the mornings of sharp overnight frosts - more ice to be cleared from the water troughs.
Thought you might like to see what the Grumpy Gardener has been up to lately - levelling a site for our new Keder greenhouse which should arrive next month.  The site slopes in one direction, left to right (uphill!) at the rear and in another direction rear to front (downhill!) so a lot of topsoil has had to be shifted in man's best invention - the wheelbarrow!
And finally..........................at long last, the Snowdrops are beginning to put in an appearance.  The weather is set to go downhill during the coming week, so stay warm!

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