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, 29 April 2018

Spring has sprung at last!

The grass is beginning to grow again, the weather has been reasonable and dry, all of which pleases the boys!  Fyta looks like he's asleep on his feet here!
Depending on his mood, Fergus can take (or leave) a pat on the bum and being told that he's a "Good Boy!" The expression on his face says, "One pat's enough please, Mum!"
Fyta (left) and Faro, best of friends and never far from each other's company - the veg garden is behind them with the new Keder greenhouse.

Fidget, on his own quite happily and doing his own thing.  He likes to walk on the stones at the entrance to the paddock and often goes there.  With soft pads on their feet, one would think that the 'pacas would avoid stony places if possible, but they really seem to enjoy the rough surfaces.
And finally.................these 'Drumstick Primrose' Primulas have self seeded all around the garden and are showing lots of colour.  There are some white ones amongst them but this is the predominant colour.

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