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, 19 May 2019

Showing off for the visitors!

The start of the week saw the boys putting on one of their 'performances' for Alison & Brendan of Seafield Alpacas, Portmahomack who had come to visit.  Fyta (left) needs very little encouragement for him to get into the water tray whilst Fergus has to wait his turn.
It can sometimes be a long wait however, especially if Fyta decides he wants to 'have a dunk' in the tray!
Fergus eventually manages to get in the tray, Fyta tries to get back in whilst Faro stands aside wondering what all the excitement is about.
Fyta and Fergus both had carrots but try to get their noses into the bowl to see if there are any left, whilst Alison looks on.
Discussion time - when the humans talk alpaca, and the alpacas wonder what is being said about them!  Lovely to see you again Alison and Brendan, thanks for visiting.

And finally........ this single Iris has burst into lovely flower ahead of all the other Irises, some of which do not yet have flower heads.

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