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, 17 May 2020

Wheelbarrow and apple blossom!

It looks like the start of a busy morning for the Grumpy Gardener and his trusty barrow and the boys want to see what he is doing.  Fyta (front) is not dancing by the way, he is just about to scratch!
Very inquisitive by nature, Fyta just has to have a look in the barrow to see what is there.   He doesn't seem too impressed with the topsoil contents.
Fergus, now beginning to look like he could do with a 'short back and sides' haircut!  Only 3 weeks more to wait, Fergus!
Fyta is also in need of a trim-up now.  Our weather has been very cold during the past week with a northerly wind still blowing so the boys probably needed their thick fleece to keep warm, especially at night.
Faro has been rolling in the field shelter and loves to be covered in dust and hay.  Fergus looks on, unimpressed!
A lovely picture from a little later in the day when Fergus is having a lie down, watched over by Faro.
And finally.............this shot of the boys and the apple blossom was taken this morning.  We've been concerned this week because all the apple trees are in blossom and we wondered if the overnight frosts would affect them as it has in some seasons and we get no apples later in the year.  Thankfully it looks as if the frost has not damaged the buds.  Hope you are all taking care reading this blog, wherever you are during these worrying times.

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