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, 10 November 2019

More seasonal weather.

The boys have had quite a mixture of weather to contend with this week having been soaked for most of last week!  Midweek, and the hail and snow started falling and Fyta (left) and Faro were unimpressed!
Fyta returned to the field shelter where he could eat some haylage, in the dry and out of the wintery weather.
Faro is often outside in all weathers, but where Fyta goes then Faro will follow - and vice versa! Being the 'guard' alpaca, Faro always positions himself at the door when the boys are inside whereas the other two tend to stay at the back.
Fergus on the other hand went outside for his handful of haylage. He does not always follow the other two boys and often does his own thing around the paddocks.
Then all three boys wanted feeding outside!  There is either hay or haylage in their buckets all the time but sometimes these guys just want to eat off the ground.
A long range view of the boys to the right of their field shelter with the snowy Strath Glass hills away to the West.  We had a visit from two lovely people this week who hope to own alpacas in the future - the boys enjoyed meeting you and getting their carrots!  Good luck with your project!
And finally.............. during the frosty weather the cobwebs are everywhere to be seen, normally they are never noticed.

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