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, 8 December 2019

A wet week for everyone.

You can almost see the expectation in the faces of the boys as they wonder if the approaching human has got any carrots for them or whether he is just going to take photos!
Ah - good human, plenty of carrots!  Faro (front) and Fergus at the rear enjoy their share and Fyta is just out of shot.
Another day - another carrot!  We've had very wet weather this week and the boys are all wet,  Fergus here has been rolling around inside the shelter getting his head covered.
Fyta helping himself to the haylage from his bucket whilst Faro waits outside the field shelter.
Faro, also wet and he's been rolling around the field shelter too getting some mud caked on his back.
A lovely shot of Fergus, posing when the rain stopped.  We find that he spends more time in the field shelter now when it starts to rain - at nearly 14 years of age he prefers to have a dry coat rather than being soaking wet all the time.
And finally............ the Gunnera plant all covered up and cosy for  the winter.  The Grumpy gardener uses the dying leaves of the plant to cover the crown from frost then uses the cut down stems to hold them in position - helped by some Ryelock fencing wire!

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