OUR SMALL HERD

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.

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Sunday, 9 February 2020

Just a regular week.

The three boys earlier this week - Fyta (left), Faro (rear) and Fergus at the front enjoying some haylage.
Fergus enjoying his daily carrots.  All 3 boys enjoy them and at this time of year, it is a welcome nibble.
Not the most complimentary photo of Fyta but here he is also enjoying a bit of carrot!
The boys have had a mixture of weather again this week - gales, rain, frost and this weekend we are suffering Storm Ciara.
Fyta used to have a very distinct black rump but as he gets older this is turning grey and the white midriff fleece is spreading to his rear quarters.
And finally.............our neighbour, Dave, gave us a welcome hand to pen the boys then give them their second treatment for mites - they will have another treatment later this week.  Normally the boys go into their pen with little problem but this time they were ready for a bit of amusement so it was a bit of a rodeo and we had to deploy a length of Dave's white tape to get them penned!  Thanks, Dave.

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