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, 27 October 2019

It's pumpkin time again!

The boys are naturally inquisitive and take an interest in anything which is unusual.  The pumpkin lantern only comes around once a year so Fyta checks it out to see if it is worth eating!
Whilst Fyta does the checking, Faro (left) keeps a discreet distance from this strange, orange object with the smiling features!
Fergus takes a much more laid back approach to this colourful object and is happy for Fyta to check it out.
After the pumpkin fun it's time to resume grazing on a lovely, sunny afternoon before the sun starts to set.
Faro, ever alert, likes to be bossy and in charge of everything, but he's a big softie really - when he wants to be!
Fergus's appetite has returned after his leg injury and he can 'hoover' up his granulated feed in no time at all. Faro and Fyta are much slower eaters always chewing their feed whilst Fergus seems to gulp it down.
And finally............. the pumpkin, made by the Grumpy Gardener, is off to a Day Centre for adults with Learning Disabilities whilst the boys in the background soak up the last of the setting sun's rays.

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