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, 21 October 2018

Fun in the sun

This is Fergus, out and about today with the other boys and enjoying a bit of sunshine after a blustery and wet week.
The four boys, from the left, Faro, Fidget in front, Fergus and Fyta at the rear.   They've just had apples and are ready for some fun.
Faro, Fyta and Fergus lining up near the water cans because the human sprayed the hose and they thought they would get a bit of that.
Fyta decides that if he can't get hosed down by a human then he might as well do his own thing in the water, starting with his feet.  Fergus had already been lying in the water tray before Fyta arrived.
Ah that's better.............!  This is the type of water activity we are used to seeing from the boys in the height of the summer but not at this time of year, although the temperature is still mild.
After the water comes the dusting down!  Fergus is at the back of the shelter, Fyta is at the front having rolled and Faro is just about to have a roll.  They love this activity.
And finally.............we are used to seeing large skeins of geese flying south at this time of year and occasionally swans, like these.  The were flying high so difficult to identify the type but probably Whooper Swans making their familiar "whoop-a-hoop" call as they fly.

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