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, 2 December 2018

Sunshine and showers

Fergus (front), Faro with Fidget in the background.  You can almost hear the question that Fergus and Faro are asking themselves......."Has this human got any goodies to eat?"  Fergus in particular has an intense stare when he thinks that food might be in the offing! 
Not far away from the other three boys in the paddock is Fyta, also quite keen to be fed some goodies, like apples, Swede (turnip) or carrots.  They got some apples!
Although it's not the clearest photo of Faro, this still shows him in a normal pose with his ears back and not looking directly at the camera.
We've had quite a bit of rain this week but midweek saw some good sunshine which helped to dry the boys off a bit.
This is what 'in your face' looks like with Fergus!  He's got plenty of head adornment and a mouthful of grass but he's still looking for goodies to nibble!
Fidget - still wet after a couple of days of rain.  We continue to watch him closely due to his weight reduction but he continues to eat and drink normally.
And finally.........a long shot, taken this afternoon with the boys in the farthest paddock with Ben Wyvis to the north in the background.

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