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, 29 September 2019

Field shelter changing again.

It was time to change over the boys' shelter this week.  They know when this is going to happen because the human brings his barrow to carry things so they hang around to get in.
Fyta waits patiently at the door until the earth floor has a covering - then he and the others will go in and have a good roll around.
After rolling around Fergus decides he will stay inside whilst Faro and Fyta get on with some grazing.
Fergus is still limping around but he is getting about OK, just a lot slower than he normally would.
We had a lovely visit on Friday from neighbours Amanda and daughter Evie.  The boys knew that carrots would be on offer and Fyta showed his bad manners by getting his head into the bowl - much to Evie's delight! Nice to see you, ladies.
 Whilst the humans did all the chatting, the boys decided that that was boring and lay down in the warm sunshine nearby. Fyta in front, Faro behind and a horizontal Fergus close by!
And finally........ there are bunches of Nerines out in bloom around the garden, their bright pink flowers contrasting with the surrounding greenery.

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