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, 26 July 2020

Lazy, summer days.

We've had a range of weather this week, not all of it 'summery' with rain, mist and high winds.  The boys have been spending time in the shelter, either when it is very hot or when there are Midges about which they don't like.  This is Fyta having upset all the hay buckets - again -  he likes picking up the purple bucket and carrying it off!
Faro, with Fyta at the rear, just keeping an eye on the activities of the photographer - as always!
Fergus, usually quite laid back about life generally, takes time out in the sand-pit, which he loves to do.
All three boys in their shelter.
Another day, and a hot one, so the boys take to the sand pit to relax.  They look quite contented, don't they?
Taken this afternoon as they wait the arrival of the daily feed - Fergus in front, Faro behind and Fyta at the rear.
And finally.............this season's growth on the Gunnera plant.  The leaves are all as big as golf umbrellas and work perfectly to gather water when it rains.

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