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, 27 May 2018

Life in the water tray.

This peacock gave the boys something to look at this week when it ventured into the garden near a paddock.  It is one of five birds owned by a neighbour, two males and three females so at this time of year the males' mating calls go on from first light until sunset. The boys are not bothered by the mating calls but they are fascinated by the size of the birds.
Some days this week have been very hot and the boys have been hosed down underneath several times.  Fidget does like a soak when he gets too hot.

Here he is again, just testing the water in the tray before making himself comfortable.
Whilst Fidget takes a bath the other three boys retreat from the heat into the shelter for a roll in the dust and. like Fergus, to chew some hay.
And finally..................the downside of lying in the water tray is that it doesn't do a lot for the appearance of the animals, as both Fidget and Fyta behind, show.

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