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, 15 March 2020

Spring sunshine - and snow!

It was a bit of a shock to the system again at the beginning of the week to discover some overnight snow had fallen.  The boys were so anxious for their breakfast haylage that Faro almost came into the hay store!
Here he is again with his two buddies, Fergus left) and Fyta who are waiting patiently whilst Faro hassles the human!
It wasn't all cold weather this week and by mid-week we had some real Spring weather.  This long range shot shows Fergus and Fyta having a sunbathe whilst Faro, as always, keeps alert in the next paddock.
Faro and Fyta grazing in one of the rough paddocks overlooking Tigh Mhor then away to the Strath Glass hills to the west.
At the other end of the rough paddock Fergus is catching up with some sun-bathing again - after all the wet and dismal weather this winter, the boys deserve it.
As the sun sets in late afternoon, the boys have their pelletised feed then they have some haylage before it gets dark.  The boys also had their Verm-X granules mixed with their feed this week.
And finally................A different shot of Fergus who is lying in a dip in the paddock but still manages to keep an eye on the human who was sitting nearby in a chair, also soaking up the Spring sunshine.

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