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 20 September 2020

For almost 12 years we have been posting a weekly blog about our alpacas and have enjoyed very much doing this. Recently Blogger has changed the layout and operation of posting a blog which it claims is easier. We do not appear to be alone in finding that the new layout and operation is far from easy. We have therefore reluctantly decided to stop posting a weekly blog. If we find in future that the blog operation reverts to an easier format we may start blogging again. Thanks to all our blog readers for your comments over the years and we leave you with a photo of the boys in their shelter - from the left, Fergus, Faro and Fyta. Take care of yourselves for now.


  1. Hello Shirley,
    Will miss popping in to your blog from time to time to catch up on news of your boys! Of the group of us that started blogs around the same time, you were the only one left! Well done for going on for so many years! Wishing you all the best and hoping that you and your boys continue to live happy, healthy lives. Xxx

    1. Hi Judy, Lovely to hear from you and hope that you and Ron are keeping well - and safe. Trust also that your beasties are keeping well too. We were sad at having to stop blogging but found the new format too confusing. Ah well - it was good whilst it lasted. Hope you'll take care of yourselves during these trying times. All the best for the future. Shirley & Robbie x