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, 9 December 2018

Munching swedes and things.

This is Faro (left) and his big pal, Fyta - the Terrible Twins, the Dynamic Duo, they are never very far from each other.
Fergus pictured here and Fidget are white alpacas and have different natures all together from Faro & Fyta. Fergus is enjoying some swede (turnip) in this photo.
You can't help feeling that Fyta (right) is getting a telling-off from Fergus!  The boys are still wet after days of rain and mist so a good dry breeze is needed now to dry them off.
Fidget is also enjoying his swede.  This week the boys have had a daily mixture of Swede, carrot and apple - not pampered are they?
What happens when Faro (right) comes into the personal space of Fidget whilst he, Fidget is enjoying his swede?  The camel-like motions start, the head is lowered, the neck is outstretched and Fidget makes camel noises.  If Faro does not back away he is likely to be spat at by Fidget.
And Faro decides that he will do without a bit of Fidget's swede today, and walks away!  The boys have had their Verm-X granules mixed with their daily feed this week and Faro is not keen on this, unlike the others.
This is Fyta's 'superior' look where he looks down his nose at the human with the camera!  He's not shy, he's very photogenic - I think he needs an Agent!
And finally............the Grumpy Gardener has been doing his 'All muck and magic' routine this week by spreading the composted 'paca dung onto the veg garden.  Good crops are assured in 2019!

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