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, 17 November 2019

'Pacas, Pike & pods!

Faro enjoying some haylage after a day of rain leaving him looking pretty wet. This week has given us rain, lots of mist and some very frosty nights. 
Fyta in front, then Faro and Fergus at the rear waiting to go into the rough paddocks on a frosty morning.
A long range shot, early morning mid week with the boys near their field shelter.  The sun is coming up over the hill behind and shining on the mountains to the west.
The trio just hanging about waiting for their mid afternoon feed - from the left: Fyta, Faro and Fergus (chewing some haylage!)
Another day, another long range shot of the boys in the rough paddock looking north to Ben Wyvis in the distance.
The neighbourhood super-mouser 'Pike' taken today sitting on top of the composting bins in the garden just waiting for his prey to appear!
And finally.............the annual bursting open of the Peony tree seed pods.  These shiny black pods (almost) look good enough to eat!

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