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, 8 March 2020

Frosty morning fun.

Fyta - a lovely boy who is ageing gracefully.  All the boys are 14 years of age this summer so they are allowed to slow down a bit!
Fergus on the left and Faro who is Fyta's best pal.  We've had a good week of weather but the frost can still be seen on the ground in this series of photos.
Most of the nights have been frosty but first thing in the mornings the boys get into a paddock which gets the early sunshine.
First thing each morning is when the 'poop-patrol' appears with the human!  Fyta is just checking out the contents!
Faro doing his usual trick of looking in one direction but in reality is keeping an eye all around to see what is going on.
A long distance shot of the boys in their paddock with fresh snow covering Ben Wyvis to the north.
And finally...............at last, some colour appear in the garden again with these crocus plants.  They struggle to open sometimes if there has been a hard frost until the sun warms things up again!

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