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 March 2018

The last of the white stuff (again?!)

Last Sunday night's 'dump' of snow left us with a few inches to clear as we got into the new week.  They like a few channels to be cleared so that they can get at the grass.
A lovely photo of Fergus (left), Fyta (centre) and Fidget as they stare intently at the squealing pigs in our neighbour's field.

Faro looks a bit nonchalant in this photo, taking the snow in his stride and chewing on a few strands of haylage.
The snow and sunny daylight does give us an opportunity to take some nice snaps.  This one taken first thing on Wednesday morning with the boys behind the hedge eating their haylage with the hills to the west.
By the end of the week the snow had completely disappeared - again!  Lets hope that's it for this Winter and we can now expect the grass to start growing again.
And finally...............................the snow does give an opportunity to look at animal tracks everywhere. The badgers were very active last week, digging holes into the bank at the side of the track.  Here are their muddy tracks after their nocturnal activities.

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