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, 24 November 2019

The season of mists.............

This picture sums up the sort of weather we have had for most of this week - damp, drizzly and misty!  The temperature has been fine so we mustn't complain!
Fyta staring into the mist whilst eating his feed. One morning this week he was 'out of sorts', not eating his haylage and continually trying to go to the toilet.  By mid morning he seemed fine - perhaps just a stomach upset.
Fergus is not bothered about the mist - just so long as his feed is not 'missed' - although there is very little chance of that with this boy!
Faro in front with Fyta behind. Faro continues to eat well which we are pleased about although he is easily distracted from his food - a dog barking, the other boys moving around him, a cyclist on the nearby road - all will stop him eating.
The 'dynamic duo' again, always together. By the end of the week there had been no recurrence of Fyta's upset stomach - good news!
Faro looks a bit fierce in this photo but he has just come to the fence as the human approaches with some carrots!
And finally.............a long range shot of the boys on a slightly brighter day earlier this week, with Fergus lying down.

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