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, 25 November 2018

Missed in the mist!

The misty weather has been with us for most of this week and sometimes early mornings have been worst. Fidget is waiting for his breakfast here, now that he can see the human appearing through the mist!                              
Fyta is always up for a laugh and often does this when the camera is pointed in his direction, even with a misty background.
This is Faro giving the human and the camera a good checking over, with Fyta behind! The boys have been permanently wet this week because of the mist.
At last the sun is beginning to climb and will soon be shining over the nearby trees.  Fergus (left) and Fyta waiting for breakfast too.
Fyta (left) likes to have some of his haylage hand-fed then he gets the under side of his chin tickled.  Fergus (right) is not interested in chin tickling!
Fidget demonstrates the correct way to eat haylage!  Fyta is at the rear and the boys appear happier now that the mist has lifted.
The Grumpy Gardener has been in the veg garden a lot this week, turning over the plots before the winter weather arrives and also re-positioning some fruit bushes.
And finally............ the boys at sunset today near their shelter, with a dusting of snow evident on the hills and a forecast of windy weather for the coming week.

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