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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Just a reminder that clicking on (most) of the photos will show them greatly enlarged.

Sunday, 28 June 2020

Taking shelter.

Fyta (left), Fergus (middle) and Faro.  We've had some really hot days this week so the sand pit is a favourite spot.
Fyta (left) and Fergus in the pit with Fergus chewing on a piece of carrot when the photo was taken!
Faro - who has been suffering because of flies and other flying 'beasties' this week and one day we sprayed his legs to keep them away.
This week has also been misty as well as hot, perfect for midges and other flying creatures which none of the boys like so they have spent long periods in their shelter.
'Red Hot Pokers' (Kniphofia), Phormium and Gunnera plants with the boys lying in their shelter behind on the slope.
This was taken early this morning when it was pouring with rain and the boys decided to stay inside and chew on their hay.
And finally......... this Buddleia 'Globosa' is certainly attracting the bees this week - if you magnify the picture you will see that there is a bee on almost every flower.

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