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, 15 December 2019

North to Seafield Alpacas!

Midweek and we travelled north to Portmahomack in Easter Ross to visit Alison and Brendan and their boys at Seafield Alpacas. From the left, Flynn, Chocolate, Gully, Echo and Flynn are a lovely herd and came to the gate to greet us.
Although the sun was shining it was a bitterly cold day so the humans were wearing thick jackets and hats!
Chocolate is standing at the rear with Merlin, left and Flynn.  They really are lovely looking boys who love to have their photo taken!
Flynn - with his big, long eye lashes, what a gentle star!  The boys were all quite happy to stand and be photographed.
And this is Echo (Wee Eck), a real bundle of energy with long eyelashes and curls all over his face and head! He is chewing the cud here. Lovely to see your boys again Alison & Brendan - thanks for your hospitality!
Back home and the cold, wet weather has continued for our boys.  This is Faro (front) and Fergus behind.
Fyta (right) with his two pals.  The boys have been on their Verm-X granules with their feed this week so will probably be glad that is over for another month.
And finally............. we're always astonished at the ability of alpacas to see movement over considerable distances - probably a built-in, hard-wired defence mechanism built up over thousands of years.  In this photo the boys have spotted movement on the road which runs parallel to the forest at the top of the picture, so they all check it out in case it's a threat.  Not this time - only me returning from my daily walk up the hill!

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