OUR SMALL HERD

Our 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, 15 April 2018

Getting back to normal.

Faro looks a bit fed up with the damp weather at the beginning of the week.  Thankfully all the snow of the previous week is a distant memory and the boys are able to graze.
Fyta (left) and Fergus enjoy their share of the carrots on offer.  All the boys enjoy the carrots but Fidget can take them or leave them sometimes!
All four boys are pleased to graze after the snow but the quality of the grass is at it's worst at this time of year with the new grass only now coming through.  A few more days of sunshine will do wonders for growth.
By the end of the week, temperatures had risen considerably and there was plenty of opportunity for sunbathing by the boys.
Fyta looks like he's stamping on worms in this photo! 
Is this a headless alpaca?  No, it's just Fergus with his head down but showing off a 'generous' rear end and plenty of fleece!
And finally................ a nice photo of a trio of attentive alpacas - from the left, Fyta, Fidget and Fergus.

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