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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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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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Winter is here!

The grass is going and the weather has turned.  Woolly sheep, hairy cattle and lots of hard work on the farm at this time of the year!  We always look forward to the Winter solstice, after the 21st December the days start getting longer again.  We will be planning to scan the sheep in January

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A Deer Visitor.

We have several different groups of deer living freely down here at Ross Bay in the woods on the farm.  We do have a mother with 2 young living in the wood on the driveway to our house and the cottages.  Our talented guest Jill Rowland staying in Creel Cottage caught this superb photo of

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Silaging.

Time for the second cut of silage to be made for the winter feed for the cattle at Ross.

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It’s silaging time at Ross Bay

The fields are buzzing with activity as the first cut of silage is gathered in.

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Looking contented on the hill.

Its nice to see the sheep and lambs settled and taking in the view sat upon the Mull of Ross.

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February saw lambing time at Ross!

We started lambing in February down here at Ross Bay. It has been a cold and wet time but spring is now here!

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Ross Bay Retreat on Border Life!

We were excited a few weeks ago when the Border TV crews visited Ross Bay while making a feature on diversification in farming. The piece aired on Border TV on the 28th of September, but if you missed that you can watch it here > http://www.itv.com/news/border/update/2015-09-29/watch-border-life-the-human-slingshot/ and find out what we have been trying to establish

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