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, 8 April 2018

Last week's snow!

The final picture on last week's blog showed lovely weather conditions on Easter Sunday - but overnight there was a change and this was taken on Easter Monday!  Fyta (left) and Fergus look a bit confused by the return of winter weather.
I'm not sure which one of the boys slept outside on Sunday night but there was no mistaking where he had been lying when he moved in the morning!
Back to using the snow shovel again, the Grumpy Gardener cleared some snow so that the boys can have their haylage.
Tuesday morning and more snow had fallen again during Monday night. Faro (left) and Fyta wait for the snow shovel to be used again!
Inside the field shelter and looking out onto the snow.  The boys used the shelter most of Tuesday because it snowed all day long.
Fidget  looking perfectly relaxed once the snow is cleared and quite happy because he has haylage to chew!
Wednesday morning and more snow had fallen during Tuesday night.  This created lovely wintery scenes - this one looking down onto the veg garden.  Incredibly, by Thursday most of this snow had melted and by Friday it was completely gone.  We are hoping that that really is the last of the snow and that higher temperatures will bring on the Spring growth.
And finally................Rabbitz - taken on Easter Monday, she always fancied herself as an Easter bunny but hadn't reckoned on the snow.

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