OUR SMALL HERD

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.

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Sunday, 25 March 2018

A 'Spring' in their step!

It's mid afternoon and feed time for the boys so there is always a race to the bowls.  As soon as a human appears walking down the track with the feed Fergus, Faro and Fyta lead the charge.
Always following at a more leisurely pace is Fidget - it's not his way to rush about the paddocks, even for food!  Sometimes he breaks into a trot - but not often!
There is always a clamour to get noses into bowls with Fergus always finishing first and Faro always finishing last.
A midweek photo of the boys in the lovely Spring sunshine but with plenty of snow still showing on Ben Wyvis to the north west of us.
This shot taken this morning as the foursome wait for the gate to be opened allowing them into other paddocks. From the left Fidget, Faro, Fyta and Fergus.
Faro and Fyta later today with Faro alert as always - and Fyta eating as always.  I've only rarely been able to get a photo of Faro eating or with his head down because he remains alert as long as anyone or anything is near the boys.
And finally..................it's lovely to see some colour returning to the garden, but still no Daffodils in flower yet.

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