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, 7 April 2019

Winter's not finished yet.

Fyta's not impressed!   We all thought that winter might be behind us now, but no such luck this week.  Rain, sleet and snow for most of the week which soaked the boys.
Fergus looks a little uncertain about his carrots - but it didn't take him long to scoff the lot and look for more!
The three boys were soaked for most of three days although they went into the shelters at night they were out in the rain and sleet during the days.
The snow didn't do a lot for these daffodils, but they recovered after the snow melted and were soon upright again.
There may be cold weather about but that didn't stop Faro from charging around the paddocks - maybe he was keeping warm in the cold wind!
It wasn't all bad this week though and Fyta and his pals soon dried out in the combination of sun and wind.
And finally.........for a change one day the boys were up in the rough paddock, close to the garage and taking it easy in the sun.


  1. Just popped in again to catch up! Brrr...snow! We haven't had any snow this winter and are now well into Spring. Good to see those boys still doing well despite wintry weather!! Love to you both xxx

  2. Hi Judi, Lovely to hear from you - hope you and Ron are keeping well. Yep, winter keeps hanging on here unfortunately but it is (slowly) getting warmer and the longer daylight is a bonus. Hope your beasties are all in good order and behaving themselves! Take care of yourselves. Shirley & Robbie x