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Keeping things tidy.

David has a new toy, I have to say he is doing a good job of grass cutting and keeping everything tidy down here at Ross Bay Retreat…………Whilst he is keen to use it, let him, thats what I say!

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Through the hedge…….

Peeping through the hedge and the little boat goes bye……………rest, relax, and watch.

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First Prize Single heifer.

WALLETS MARTS CASTLE DOUGLAS LIMITED MONDAY 14th AUGUST 2017 STORE AND OTM CATTLE Wallets Marts conducted their special August Anniversary Show and Sale of 893 Store cattle on Monday 14th August 2017. It is now 161 years since Wallets formed their auction business in Castle Douglas and a decision was taken last year to mark

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Skim a stone or two…………

A stay at Ross Bay Retreat can be all you make it………as quiet as you like, a little walk here, an amble there, mud skiing here, some stone skimming there.  Watch the tide come and go, some boats go by, the cattle and sheep wander the fields, the deer pass by the window (and eat

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Kirkcudbright Town Arts & Crafts Trail.

Enjoy a lovely time perusing around the town and following the arts and crafts trail this weekend.  There is always lots to see and do here in Kirkcudbright and the surrounding areas and if the weather is nice why not pop to the Cream o Galloway for an ice cream, go boing, or a peaceful

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Itchy chin.

Our hereford bull seems to enjoy a pose for the camera.  He has moved fields and has some new girlfriends now, and is exploring around the new field boundaries.  Great to find that place to scratch ones itch!  What else are these rocky outcrops on the farm for?  Lovely picturesque views over Ross Bay, and

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BBQ time?

How about a BBQ this summer whilst sitting in the back garden down here at Ross Bay, or out on the balconies listening to the waves, or the wind……………… Enjoy some relaxation time beside the sea.

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Kirkcudbright Summer Festivities.

Another great Scottish night enjoyed by all in the Harbour Square in beautiful Kirkcudbright.  Highland dancers, pipe bands, bagpipes, country dancing, raffle tickets and the great tug 0 war. Don’t miss the Thursday night entertainment throughout August ending with the Tattoo.

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Sheep management!

Sheep management they call it………..all lambs weaned off their mummies to give them a rest, worming completed and fly deterrent applied so that the horrid flies don’t lay their eggs and cause maggots to grow and hassle the sheep and lambs. The ewes will be pleased to enjoy some time off grazing on the luscious

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Stock judging competition at the Great Yorkshire Show.

Well, we had a trip down to the Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate and our Stephen had a trip to the limousin cattle society stand, and young limousin breeders club, ending up competing in the National Stockjudging Competition 2017 competing for team Scotland, and guess what – team Scotland were 1st place prize winners.  What

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