Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Sunday, 15 December 2013

The Boys Next-door

 

Four friendly lads have moved in, to be our new neighbours. They are friendly, but don’t say much. Reserved, a  little shy at first, but now talk over the fence every day. No loud parties, no alcohol, not even a speeding car to be seen. Into bed early at night, and up at sunrise.

How lucky could we be, to have friends like this.

Biggles and Gatsby arrived a few weeks earlier, checked out the accommodation, and told the other two lads to hurry up and come.

Their names will be posted when I remember them???

Alpacas  are highly socialised, and need other alpacas for company, and these four show that so well. The  wethers that arrived a few weeks after the two  boys, have made  up this wonderful group.In the hot afternoons, they  all lie in a shady spot, not far from each other, and are so tame, you can feed them by hand . In a photo below, Orlando had just finished his meal, not Tip Top Ice-cream, but at a guess , alpaca nuts. They are allowed 1/2 cup each day.

Looking somewhere  Hiding behind the leaves  Any closer and your head will be on my fingers

Any closer

 

 White, in B&W I'm laughing #1

See, I am just as pretty from behind!!!

I'm off to greener pastures

If you hover the  mouse arrow on each photo, a title will show. The boys all hum, and hummm and hummmmm when I go and talk to them, Maybe a video one day when they are vocal.

Quotation of the day, author unknown,

The Alpaca Motto “ Where you go, I’ll go too”

Greetings from Jean

22 comments:

Linda said...

Jean, it is indeed a blessing to have friends like this! Your alpaca photos are very much appreciated on this cold day in Montreal. Great post!

TexWisGirl said...

they really are cute. a blogger i follow in new jersey posts alpacas often from her parents' farm. :)

Ela said...

Wow ! They are so wonderful and have so nice faces. I also want these neighbors.
Greetings

Nancy J said...

Linda, I see it is -17C, sooo cold!!! Yes, the boys are all so tame, and curious, they come to see what I am doing over the fence, or watch us in the vege garden. Their fleece does feel very soft too. Greetings to all, Jean.

eileeninmd said...

Oh wow, the alpacas are so darn cute. I would love to have these guys as my neighbors. Wonderful photos. Thanks for linking up to Saturday's Critters. Have a happy day and week ahead!

Georgia said...

What fun, Jean! I've forgotten, do you shear them like sheep or comb them? Will your neighbor spin the yarn or send it off to be processed?

Nancy J said...

Hi Eileen, glad to link up, good to see others joined in too, Georgia, I'm sure Fiona will do something wonderfully creative with the fleece, maybe pics of her projects later on, I'm not even sure when they get shorn. Cheers, Jean

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Cute neighbours to have, yet smaller than I imagined. I'd like to hear the vocalizations if you can contribute some time to the meme.

bettyl-NZ said...

Those are the best kind of neighbors--if you have to have any! Lovely and furry guys.

Jim said...

I know a certain somebody (Sophie) who lives here who would LOVE to have these as neighbours!! How lucky you are Jean to have such cooperative and quiet neighbours and ones that hum too!!
Great photos too!

Judith said...

Aww, love the little face peeping out from behind the leaves. Lovely creatures, aren't they.

Our photos said...

The alpacas are so cute, Jean!!

KB Bear said...

Great photos of the "boys". You had me confused for a while. I thought that you had new human neighbors and then there were all these photos of alpacas. Now I get it :)

Karen said...

Oh Jean, aren't they just the cutest!

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Awwwww so cute! best kind of Neighbours to have.

Linda

Nancy J said...

Update on the guys, Orlando and Grenadier and the latest arrivals, and yes, they will get shorn, so later on might have some photos of creativity. Greetings to all, I passed on all comments to Fiona, she was so thrilled. Jean.XXX to all.

sophie...^5 said...

So cute, Jean ~~~ will they be sheared for their wool. We have made scarves and blankets with alpaca wool so soft!!

Ron

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I pass a pasture that has alpacas on it, and I've wondered what they're like, because their faces just say they want to be your friend, now I know that's true!!

Nancy Claeys said...

I would definitely love to have neighbors like this! So very sweet. xo

weekend et coup de brosse said...

Très joli post, j'aime beaucoup ton blog, à bientôt- Cath.
PS: Actuellement on ne peut pas s'inscrire comme follower, n'hésite pas à venir sur mon blog.

Terri Buster said...

How CUTE! They have the most interesting faces- adorable.

Weekend-Windup said...

Alpacas looks cute. They are giving good poses for you. You have got a wonderful neighbors.