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, 20 October 2019

Boys, Heron & Sorbus!

The start of another day and the boys are wondering what to do first - eat some hay or do a bit of grazing?  They chose the hay!  Fyta in front, Faro behind and Fergus at the rear.
Fergus with rear leg raised ready to have a scratch!  His front left leg injury means that he still bends the leg quite a bit, but it is getting stronger.
Best pals - Fyta (front) and Faro behind.  These guys always stick together and are rarely too far apart.
Fyta looks like he's studying the 'busy' sky above him.  These clouds produced heavy rain showers and misty mornings this week.
We did have some pleasant afternoon sunshine some days and when this happened, the boys decided to 'chill!'
Midweek and we went to walk along the Caledonian Canal in Inverness where the canal enters the Beauly Firth.  There is a Heronry nearby and one of the inhabitants was on a fishing expedition on a lovely morning.
And finally...............  we have various Rowan (Mountain Ash) trees around the land but this Sorbus has white berries whereas the others have red berries.  It is a young tree and this is the first year we have had a good crop of berries on it.

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