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, 9 September 2018

Morning has broken.......!

First thing in the mornings is always a struggle for the boys - getting organised for another day of grazing takes a while!  Here they are waiting at the gate deciding whether to stay in one paddock or move to another.  Fyta (second left) looks particularly tired - almost hungover!

It's maybe just the way that Fidget is standing but it looks as if he should have had another hour in his bed!
Once they wake up however it's 'head down' as they start grazing - from the left Fyta, Faro, Fidget and Fergus.  They have been taking their Verm-X granules with their feed during the past week.
The boys are at the bottom left of this picture of a Rowan tree (Mountain Ash) in the garden.  Plenty of berries on all the Rowans this year but this particular tree keeps getting nibbled by a small Roe deer which finds it's way into the garden.
Fyta (left) and Faro, two big pals waiting at the fence for some apples.  They really enjoy them so it's a change from the carrots which they normally get.
Fergus also waiting for more apples - "C'mon boss, just one more wee apple for me!"
And finally............. a sad story to end.  This young House Martin was one of many flying around the house but unfortunately this one hit the patio window.  It made an attempt to fly again but just got weaker and died later - now buried in the garden!  Aaah.


  1. Good to see you're all well - we're going to be in your neck of the woods, staying in Lochinver for a week from next friday!

    1. The Lochinver and Assynt area is lovely, you'll enjoy it! Shirley.