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, 12 August 2018


It's evening and Fyta is in the shelter waiting for a human to come and put some hay into the hay buckets. There is plenty of grass around the paddocks at this time of year so we're only feeding hay in the evenings.
Ever alert to the possibilities of food in the area Fergus spots the human carrying the hay bag and heads towards him. We've had several tourists coming to look at the boys this week and I always warn them that the boys will approach, wait for about 2 minutes to see if there is any food, if there is none, they will walk away.  Fergus is the ring-leader in this procedure - he stares intently at the visitors hoping for carrots or something and when there is none, he walks away followed by the others!
"Ah, that's better" you can almost hear Fergus saying as he starts to help himself to fresh hay before it has a chance to be put in their buckets.
Not to be outdone, Faro appears and he too starts to help himself.  The boys have all been on Verm-X granules this week, three of them don't mind the taste and smell of them but Faro is not keen on them at all.
Fyta now decides that he'll help himself from the human's hay bag, with Faro watching on. The boys all love their hay.

Looking out from inside the field shelter at Faro with Fidget coming up the slope and making his way to the hay buckets.
And finally............it's been another nice week, lower temperatures and some rain, but good for the garden.  The white lilies and the purple Liatris (Gayfeather) are very colourful.

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