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, 23 December 2018

Christmas greetings.

The four boys, from the left Faro, Fyta, Fergus and Fidget, on a gloomy day hoping that the carrot and apple mixture will taste nice!
Fidget has the most intense stare of all the alpacas - especially if he thinks that the human is hiding more food!
Aaah, nothing better than a mouthful of haylage!  This is Fyta, tucking into his favourite breakfast and enjoying every strand.
The boys had their shelter changed this week and they know instantly that a change is coming when we start to undo the gates.  Fergus is waiting for the gates to open because he knows what comes next.............
It's 'roll in the dust' time again!  Faro (right) is already rolling with Fergus and the other two boys are getting ready.
A few minutes of this rolling activity in their wet fleece and the inevitable happens..... Fergus is on the ground and covered in wet dust!
Faro - another intense stare, but not quite so piercing as Fidget's stare.  We've had these boys for almost 12 years but Faro still likes to check us out, always inquisitive and protective of his pals.
And finally.................to all our blog readers, wherever you may be in the world, we wish you a very peaceful and happy Christmas.


  1. A belated "Seasons Greetings" to you both! Hope you had a relaxed Christmas! Your old chaps are still looking good. We have some seniors here too, comes around quickly...seems no time since they were young and sprightly...bit like us I suppose!!!
    Love to you both and we hope thst you have a great 2019
    Judi and Ron xxx

  2. Hi Judi & Ron, good to hear from you and hope that you also had a good Christmas. Can't believe that another year has almost gone - we'll be shearing again in 6 months! Not sure what 2019 will bring us with this disastrous Brexit, however hope that it's going to be a good year for you both - and your beasties of course. Take care of yourselves. Shirley & Robbie x