Monthly Archives: August 2015


Thursdays are baking day for our new holiday guests arriving on the Friday, usually chocolate fudge cake, could be Victoria sponge with fresh cream and strawberries, fruit cake or savory quiche!  Sit down, eat, enjoy and relax, you have arrived at Ross Bay Retreat!

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Flower power.

Our new flower beds outside Dairy House have settled and now showing smart colours – learning to garden at last!

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Ducks on the pond.

Our new duck pond which is now being enjoyed by the call ducks, aylesburys, and even the little but now bigger gosling.

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Maggie’s Tour

Well worth following is Maggie’s Tour on a Friday night, telling you all about the history of the town of Kirkcudbright.

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Kirkcudbright Summer festivities

Kirkcudbright summer festivities every Thursday evening during the holidays, featuring highland dancing, bagpipes, windbands and lots of other entertainment – truly brilliant and a wonderful night out not to be missed.

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Highland dancing.

The sword dance being danced by our daughter at the civic week celebrations in Castle Douglas just in July.

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One of the cows with her calf enjoying life on Ross farm.

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Champion bantam

One of our bantams won a championship prize at the Wigtown show, for our son in the junior section.  He also won best juvenile handler 2015.

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Lambs all weaned.

All the remaining lambs have been weaned and the ewes are off up the hill for a summer rest before it is time to meet the tups again!

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Clipping time

Here we are at clipping time with all the ewes being clipped and their wool being rolled up, bagged and sold off to make those wooley jumpers for Christmas.  Bet they feel much cooler with their new hair cut!!

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