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, 12 January 2020

A cold and windy week.

Fyta, well fleeced up for the winter, keeping an eye on the human and hoping that he brings some tit-bits to eat.
Fergus, still limping very slightly after last summer's injury to his front left leg.  It doesn't appear to bother him however and he keeps up with the other two boys on their wanderings around the paddocks.
Faro in his classic 'ears back' pose.  He presently has a wet right eye which he often has in winter and sometimes a teardrop will roll down his cheek.  We bathe his eye if it appears to become a problem.
Haylage time for Fyta (front) and Faro with Fyta showing just how much he enjoys munching his way through the feed.
And not to be left out, Faro poses too with a mouthful of haylage.  The boys have been on Verm X granules with their feed this week.
This has been a wet and windy week with gales so the boys have been eager to get at their feed when it is offered.  This picture was taken today.
And finally...........it's always a great sight to see bulbs pushing their growth through the surface at this time of the year reminding us that we are slowly working our way through Winter towards Spring.

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