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, 18 November 2018

Chillier weather

Daily feed time around 3.00pm is always a highlight for the boys.  From around 2.00pm onwards Fergus starts to look intently towards our house hoping that a human bearing food will appear! From the left, Fergus, Faro and Fyta.
Fidget - last as usual but no less interested in his food.  Sorry about the quality of this photo, it's a bit hazy.
Fidget again. This time enjoying a handful of haylage before bedding down for the night.
All four boys have heads down and tucking into their haylage.
This photo was taken around 8.15am one day earlier this week.  We've had some frost this week so Fyta (left) and Fidget are ready for their morning haylage.  They have a big handful in the mornings then late afternoon and their hay buckets are also filled for them to help themselves.  They can be messy eaters in their shelter with their hay, but outside they are 'hoovering' up every piece of haylage off the ground.  I think they enjoy it!
And finally.............Fergus enjoying his morning haylage with Faro behind him.

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