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, 23 February 2020

It's still very wet!

Another really wet and windy week - we keep wondering where all the water is coming from!  The boys have been wet for most of the time but a little sunshine and wind soon dries them.
Faro - team captain and all-round security guard, always alert and checking any movement anywhere near the paddocks.
Faro's best pal Fyta - looking suitably damp after all the rain.  The boys have had Verm-X granules in their feed all of this week.
The third boy - Fergus, who is also very wet as his top knot shows.  He inherited the brown mark on his right cheek from his late mum who also had one there.
Three wet boys getting stuck into their sugar beet which they've had several times this week when the grass has been very frosty.
What every animal owner likes to see - finished bowls! The boys rarely leave any beet in the bowls, especially in cold weather!
And finally..............taken first thing this morning as the snow was beginning to fall and the boys were having their haylage.  More snow is forecast for tonight then also tomorrow.

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