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, 1 April 2018

Frosty nights and a trip up North.

A few pics of the boys, one evening this week, just as the sun was going down.  This is Fergus in the shadows.
Faro - always keeping an eye on the humans. We've had a lot of overnight frosts during this week so the boys have mainly slept outside under the stars.
Fyta, big pal of Faro and now sporting many grey hairs amongst the black of his rear quarters!  It's an age thing!
Fidget, Fergus, Fyta and Faro just as the suns dips behind the hills. Another frosty night in store!
Midweek and we drove north to see Alison and Brendan of Seafield Alpacas, Portmahomack - and to relieve them of several bales of excellent hay which they had harvested last year.  Their boys look terrific in their fleecy coats at present, from the left: Chocolate, Flynn, Echo, Merlin and Gully.
Gully was out of the frame for this shot of Choclate (left) Merlin, Flynn and Echo at the rear.  They are a lovely bunch of boys and they enjoyed eating their carrots shortly after the photo session.  Thanks for the lovely visit Alison & Brendan - your hay is being well received by the boys at Tigh Mhor Alpacas!
And finally.................taken about 8.30am today, on a frosty Easter Sunday as the boys enjoy their breakfast haylage in the warm sunshine.  Still plenty of snow on the hills however.  We wish all blog readers a very happy and peaceful Easter.

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