The Blog: What’s happening on the farm?

After a march to the top of the hill.

Looking down from Meikle Ross to the bay, farm steading and cottages.  Lovely summer sunshine.

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That view again, just ‘cos I like it!

Just another picture of the silaging this time as we really like it.  It captures the flurry of activity which is there and then no sooner gone.  Ross island in the back drop, us tractor drivers need to concentrate on driving and not viewing otherwise we will soon be seeing the sea to close!!

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The view from the office in June!

Well I have to say this is one of our favourite views, looking down the lighthouse field, or so we call it, and overlooking Ross island.  It is a little haven of contentment, peace and quiet.  You really could be anywhere when you just look out to sea.  A picnic overlooking the island is a

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Surprise late arrival.

Imagine our surprise when we saw a new born lamb in the field in late May.  The young mum is so proud and protective.  They run quite fast out of our way, lamb hugging mums side as the talk to each other.

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Looking around.

The sheep are enjoying their grazing and not too impressed by our presence on the hill on the quad bike, requesting a pose for the camera!

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Sheep shearing all done for 2017.

The lovely sunshine at costa del ross, made the sheep glad to have their long warm fleeces clipped off.   All wrapped up and put in bags, just waiting to be collected and made into some lovely warm winter garments.  The lambs are growing and enjoying relaxing and lapping up the heat whilst exploring the

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Bull boy.

Here is our Hereford bull enjoying some springtime sunshine with his girls upon the hill.  He can also keep a watchful eye on his offspring from last year as they skip about the pastures.

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Twins!

One of our cows has had a lovely pair of calves – looks like she will have a lot of work to do keeping them out of mischief!

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Shepherdess.

Our resident shepherdess Philippa is helping out move this lovely set of twin lambs to a field of fresh grass.  Their proud mother will give more milk and the lambs can skip around and shelter under the gorse, behind walls or under the trees when the sunshine hides (as it does at lambing time!!)

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How is that for a view from Ross Farm?

The beautiful Isle Of Man, just sat there in the sea.  It looks so close sometimes and as clear as a bell yet other times hidden from our view by the weather.  What a beautiful place we live when we can see so much and so far without leaving the farm.  It is no wonder

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