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.

Monday, 3 June 2019

One misty morning.

We haven't been able to share the hot weather which many parts of UK have had over the past week.  We've had lots more rain and some misty mornings - like this one in these photos.  Here are the boys waiting for the gate to be opened to allow them to wander the paddocks.
As I've mentioned before, there is a great dealing of sleepy standing around first thing in the mornings - and the usual scratching!
A typical sight in the morning outside the field shelter with hay buckets all over the place.  Fyta usually manages to carry this one outside to be dumped!
Morning routine is getting under way with the boys having breakfast hay!  From the left, Fyta, Fergus and Faro.
It wouldn't be feeding time without a bit of an argument.  Fyta, lying down is warning Fergus to keep off his purple bucket!
Faro, looking alert - as always!
And finally..........the Ligularia on the right is growing well and yellow flowers will emerge in due course.  On the left is the Rodgersia with badly affected leaves after overnight frosts a couple of weeks ago.

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