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, 9 June 2019

'Tail-end Charlie!'

A human approaches with carrots and the boys are instantly interested!  Faro (left) is always first to arrive, followed by Fergus and Fyta has now taken over as 'tail-end Charlie'.
The Grumpy Gardener has been hard at work during the week using the Grillo to cut the longer grass on the sloping paddocks.
It's been a week of weather extremes from scorching sunshine to thunder and lashing rain but the boys have coped with it all.  This time last year we were in a heatwave - I don't think that will happen again any time soon!
A picture of the boys taken under a very busy sky mid-week.
An inquisitive Faro keeping an eye on the photographer.  The boys have been on their Verm-X granules with their feed this week - not a combination which Faro enjoys!
The boys spot 'Mum' approaching the gate with their daily feed, and go to get it.  Fyta (Tail-end Charlie!) again at the rear.
And finally..........Euphorbia,  a lovely colour of red in the garden at this time of year.  It dies away to ground level over the winter then there is terrific growth during spring and summer.

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