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, 16 June 2019

The ageing process.

Another day, another photo of Fergus! At 13 years old he is beginning to slow down a bit now and likes to lie in the field shelter quite a lot.  We are certain that he misses Fidget in the herd quite a bit.
Fyta (left) and Faro.  These two rogues are far more energetic than Fergus although they too have slowed down a bit now - they are also 13 years old.
Time for a group photo I think!  Faro in front of his pals in his usual protective stance!
During hot weather and before the boys get sheared they often look to have the hoze spraying their underparts.  Fergus and Faro here hoping that the hoze will get switched on soon.
Fyta - an alpaca with a lovely nature, and very inquisitive.
Faro - an alpaca with a slightly more robust nature - and very protective!
And finally.......... these Irises have been in flower for some time but now they are beginning to die back.  They are a lovely colour.

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