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, 2 February 2020

More white stuff!

We've had a bit of a mixture, weather wise, this week with everything from sunny days to gales, horizontal rain and snow.  Fyta is making the best of the sunshine and is looking at a neighbour's dog two fields distant - great eyesight!
Of course it is winter so we have to expect snow any time and this overnight fall came at the start of the week.  Faro is looking for more sugar beet from the human!
Haylage is being consumed in great quantities with hay being sidelined - pity, as haylage is much more expensive!
The boys all jealously guard their food, whatever it is.  This is Fyta eating his sugar beet and Fergus has finished his bowl and would like some of Fyta's............
Fergus is swiftly reminded by Fyta that there is no way he is going to get any more!  No spitting, just a threatening move of the head and a camel noise as a warning!
It's easy to see where any of the animals have lain outside overnight when snow or frost is around.  In this case this is where Faro and Fyta where lying whilst Fergus enjoyed being under cover in the field shelter.
And finally..........crisp winter's mornings always give pleasure.  The sun is just coming up from the east behind the photographer and shining on the hills to the west whilst the boys are having their haylage breakfast in and around the shelter.

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