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, 18 August 2019

Fergus improves - weather does not!

The rainy weather continues here unfortunately with grass growing thick and lush and everyone struggling to get theirs cut.  The boys are not concerned by this - more for them to eat!
Faro (left) and Fergus whose leg injury continues to improve - albeit quite slowly.  He has some chunks of carrot to eat here.
And here he is chewing the carrot!  His left front leg is still bent but he is putting more body weight on it now.
Of course he still likes 'Mum' to give him a cuddle and to hand feed him every afternoon!  Faro and Fyta look on.
The damp, muggy weather this summer has made all the plants grow well and Fyta and Faro are shown here with the Gunnera plant behind them.  The plant was quite damaged by late frost but has made a terrific recovery.
And finally........... another photo of Fergus who has been spending quite a lot of time recently lying down in his favourite field shelter.

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