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, 16 February 2020

Blame 'Dennis' for the weather!

Late afternoon sun shining on Faro (left) and Fyta.  We've had a real mixture of weather again this week so any sunshine is welcome!
The boys also had their third and final treatment for mites this week, so here they are in the pen awaiting it's application.  Thanks again to neighbour Dave for helping us out.
After the treatment, the boys just wander off to another paddock - we find that they are very forgiving animals.
Of course, cheeky Fyta likes to show off for the camera - any opportunity will do for a photo to be taken!  He would take 'selfies' if he could!
The boys can be seen in a paddock, bottom left of photo, whilst Ben Wyvis covered in snow lies to the north of us.
This long range shot was taken from our house down to Tigh Mhor just after a heavy rain shower had passed and the boys had taken shelter in their field shelter.
And finally............ here they are in the shelter where they have spent lots of time this week dodging the very stormy weather.  This weekend we are suffering the effects of Storm Dennis with strong winds and torrential rain so the boys have not strayed too far from their shelter.  Sugar beet, haylage and carrots keep them happy however!

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