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, 13 October 2019

A quiet week.

Faro - the main man, strutting his stuff across the paddock!  He has been eating his daily feed well throughout the summer but that has not always been the case.  He has always been a 'picky' eater and rarely guards his food - if another alpaca approaches him whilst eating he normally wanders off leaving the feed.
We can't say that Fyta is a 'picky' eater - should have called him 'Hoover!  Here he is this week checking out the hedge cuttings which the Grumpy Gardener is putting on the bonfire.
Fergus - not at all 'picky' with food - should have called him 'Dyson!'  The boys have all been on their Verm-X granules mixed with the feed this week. Fergus's injured left front leg continues to improve - he's still limping but not so dramatically!
Fyta and Faro checking out the couple of horses and their riders who are passing on the nearby road.
And the two pals once again, this time enjoying their carrot and Swede (turnip) slices in the sunshine.  The Swedes are now nice and tasty and the boys really like them.
And finally..........some autumnal colours in the garden during a very windy day this week.  The Sunflower is one of a few dotted around the garden.  The very big giant Sunflowers have all shed their flowers now so it's nice to see these smaller ones.

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