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, 4 March 2018

An unpredictable 'Beast fae the East!'

What a week of disruption for so many people with the terrible weather throughout UK.  Unbelievably, we had no snow during the week - bitterly cold winds, but thankfully no snow as the photo of the boys shows.
Looking down from the house, across the paddock and the boys to the hills in the distance, we were delighted that the white stuff had missed us for once.

Even our neighbour's Jacobs sheep were happy with the lack of snow and continued to lick their mineral blocks and nibble the grass.
Each day and overnight has been bitterly cold of course but the boys don't mind that.  The amount of ice from the water trough has been building up daily without melting at all.
Fyta getting stuck into his bowl of sugar beet.  He loves to finish his own bowl then tries to pinch the contents of other bowls before the other boys finish!
Fidgit loves his sugar beet too.  He and Fergus, our other white boy, are beginning to look like a couple of fleecy Polar Bears again!
And finally................would you believe it, I spoke too soon.  After managing to avoid all last week's snow, look what started around 4.00pm today.  As I'm typing this it's nearly 8.00pm and it hasn't stopped snowing so looks like we're all back on the shovels again tomorrow!  Stay warm.

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