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, 30 December 2018

Festive fun!

You can almost hear Faro saying, " 'ello, 'ello, what have we here then?" as he surveys two gifts given to us over the Christmas period.
Now you can almost hear Fergus saying, "Are they chocolate - can we eat them?!"  Lovely gifts, but not edible, Fergus!
Fyta takes a much more cautious view of these gifts and keeps his distance from them.  Fidget, as always, is a long way off at the bottom of the paddock.
We've been blessed with very mild weather during Christmas week, daytime temperatures of 10 degrees c are pretty unusual at this time of the year around here.  Faro (left), Fyta and Fergus are in this shot.
Not really the 'awkward squad' (unless they want to be at nail clipping time!), Fidget (right) has joined his three pals for this photo.
After operating the digital camera for years, the Grumpy Gardener has found out how to set the date........!  This is Fyta waiting for Hogmanay and the New Year.
Blog readers will know that we usually have a jig-saw, or two, on the table around Christmas as an antidote to the seasonal TV programmes.  This is one of this year's efforts, a 1000 piece jigsaws entitled. 'The Bake Off.'
And finally...........people are so generous with their Christmas gifts.  From the left, this lovely Llama to hang on the tree (thanks Amy), the trendy alpaca lunch bag (thanks Alison & Brendan) and the little alpaca who is nice and snug wrapped up in a hand made blanket and ready to hang on the tree (thanks Julia). Best wishes to all our blog readers for a peaceful and successful 2019.  Take care.

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