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, 31 March 2019

Further north for a visit.

Monday dawned windy and cold as we headed about an hour's drive north to see Alison and Brendan at Seafield Alpacas in Portmahomack, Ross-shire. This is always a joy, not only to see friends but to see Alison's very photogenic herd.  This is Flynn, what a lovely looking boy!
Alison with her boys, from the left Chocolate, Echo ('Wee Eck'), Flynn, Merlin (front) and Gully (rear). The boys have acres of grass to roam in on the croft and they make full use of it.
Eck asking me why I'm wearing a heavy jacket when he is nice and cosy against the chill wind in his fleecy coat! He's a lovely boy with curls all over his face.
Flynn again with Chocolate behind.  They really are handsome boys with very long, fine eyelashes.  It was a lovely visit to see you and the boys, Alison & Brendan, and thank you for your hospitality.
Back home the week has been mainly windy, quite chilly with an occasional glimpse of the sun.  This is Fergus, taking it easy.
Not too far away are Fyta (left) and Faro, also 'chilling out' and enjoying the daffodils which are flowering everywhere.
And finally.............I love the colour that the flowering currant has at this time of year and it's a big attraction for the bees which are now around.

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