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, 6 May 2018

Break out the water tray!

Faro - looking macho and keeping an eye on the photographer.  It's been a week of sunshine and wind - but no rain to speak of.
By mid week the boys were getting hot so we got one of the water trays out for them.  Fyta is always first to lie in the water followed by Fergus.  Faro only lies in the water tray when he gets really hot, but he loves being sprayed any time.
Fyta tends to get into the tray and refuse to move, much to Fergus's frustration as he tried to nudge him out of the tray.
Tired of waiting for the tray, Fergus decides to 'dunk' his feet into the water trough and so the drinking water gets muddy - another replenishment job for the ever Grumpy Gardener!
Eventually of course, Fyta does decide to get out of the tray to be quickly replaced by Fergus.  Fyta then runs into the field shelter  and rolls around, covering himself in dust.
And where is Fidget when all this water fun is going on?  He's in the same paddock, not far away but doing his own thing lying in the sand pit.  We had a ton of sand delivered this week and it was put into the sand-pit because they enjoy it so much.  Not spoiled at all are they, these boys?
And finally................not content with lying in the water tray, Fyta now wants to drink straight out of the watering cans.  He's waiting here in the hope that when the hose gets turned on, that he'll get sprayed.

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