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, 22 March 2020

Fun in the sand pit.

Fyta doesn't look too happy but he is really!  Every night this week has been clear and frosty then the days have been sunny with a cold wind - the boys like that.
The sand pit doesn't see a lot of action during the winter, just occasional days but the recent sunny weather has got the boys interested again.  This is Faro (left) and Fyta checking out the sand.
Faro has settled down being quite happy about the sand but Fyta still wants to sniff around for a while.
Eventually Fyta decides that the sand is good enough to roll in - and upsets Faro who has to move.
Fergus comes to check out all the activity in the pit and give Fyta a good sniff!  Faro stands guard!
Happy bunnies at last!  Fergus and Fyta lie on the warming sand and it is not too long before Faro also lies down.
And finally.............. the unmistakeable silhouette of a Red Kite, flying too high for a decent photo but being seen several times a day with his mate.  We have normally had Buzzards nesting in nearby woods, they seem to have disappeared this year and their place has been taken by a pair of Red Kites who are often mobbed by the resident crows.  To finish just a word about the current Coronavirus pandemic.  We have blog readers all over the world from the USA to the Isle of Man, from Taiwan to Germany, from France to Greece - to all of you we ask that you take care of yourselves during these troubling times - please!

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