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, 22 September 2019

Summer returned - for 2 days!

Faro (left) and Fyta in the sand pit which has been in full use this week as we had a couple of days of scorching sunshine. Faro's nose shows he's been rolling in the sand!
And here he is in close-up, his nose and whiskers covered in sand as were his legs and under-carriage.
The water trays were also in full use this week.  Fyta is getting splashed here with Fergus waiting for his turn.  He is still holding up his leg when he stands and is not taking his full weight on his fore-leg yet.
Even the Grumpy Gardener was called in to hoze the undercarriages which the boys all love when the heat gets too much.
After the hozing-down comes a lie-down in the sandpit once more.  Fergus enjoying the sunshine and sand!
A long range shot of all the boys in the sand pit at once.  When we had 4 boys they couldn't quite all fit in comfortably, but these 3 boys can.
And finally.....................the sunflowers have burst into flower this week with the strong sunshine.  Plenty of butterflies around the garden and this flower has attracted lots of insects including the wasp at the bottom.

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