OUR SMALL HERD

Our 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.

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Sunday, 7 October 2018

An autumnal week

Looking down on the boss!  Faro interested as always in what the humans are up to, tail up and being macho.
The four boys, from the left Faro, Fergus, Fyta and Fidget.  It has been a week of very mixed weather from lovely sunny days to gales and lashing rain.  Must be Autumn.
Another picture this week of Fidget doing his own thing, lying down in one paddock whilst his pals are all grazing in the adjoining paddock.
Looking down on the boys again.  The undulating land around here means that the boys have plenty of opportunity to run up the slopes...........well, Faro and Fyta run up them whilst Fergus and Fidget tend to slowly walk up them!
Like everyone who has apple trees, this year has produced a bumper harvest for us.  We can't give them away as everyone has so many.  At least the boys benefit from the surplus as they are all getting an apple a day at present.  It's a change off the carrots!  This is Fergus, filling his face as always.
And Fyta also enjoys being hand fed with apples.  Faro will eat off the ground or from the hand - as long as there are apples, he is happy!  The boys have been having their Verm-X granules in their feed this week .
And finally.............whilst most of the other flowers and plants are dying off at this time of year, the Nerines come out to give great colour.

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