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, 23 June 2019

Not bothered!

We are still having plenty of rain in the north but we are also having some good sunny periods.  The boys love the sand pit and Faro (left) and Fyta are taking advantage of it in the sun.
The sun and wind have also dried out a lot of the grass which we haven't been able to mow so far this season.  The boys are not bothered by the sound of the Iseki sit-on mower in their paddock.
Faro (left) and Fergus just putting up with the noise of the mower as it gets closer.  They do eventually get out of the way!
An initial strip has been mowed and Faro decides he quite likes that and lies down. We moved to another paddock to give them a bit of peace after this !
The boys have not yet been sheared so they are still carrying their winter fleece which must be hot for them.  Fergus has the right idea here!
Mid-afternoon and time for the daily, pelletised feed.  Fergus at the rear, then Fyta and Faro at the front - and that is the order in which they always get fed.
And finally - aren't these purple Iris lovely?  There are still some to come out but unfortunately they do not last too long - especially in the rain.

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