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, 5 May 2019

Frost damage.

It's been a drenching sort of week for the boys - either rain, sleet or hail-stones, or a combination of all of them!  We thought we were in Spring but we've returned to Winter weather this week.
Fergus looking decidedly wet, normally a white boy he is more like 'battleship grey' after the rain.
Fyta looks a bit fed up with the weather doesn't he? 
Faro has taken the opportunity of rolling about this week so usually ends up muddy and covered in straw - but I think he likes that!
A shot of the local hills taken first thing on Friday morning shows a dusting of the 'white stuff' on top after a frosty night.
And finally...........frost damage on Friday morning.  This Rodgersia was growing well and was showing plenty of new leaves, but now look at it.  The Gunnera shown in last week's blog, also suffered frost 'burn' as did several other plants but the fruit tree buds and flowers appeared to have escaped damage.  Hopefully all the plants will recover when the temperature rises.  I meant to mention last week that the first of the swallows and house martins have now arrived back for the summer - just in time for wintry weather!

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