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Frosty December.

We are having some lovely frosty weather down here at Ross Bay. Minus 3 being the lowest temperature which is usually a couple of degrees warmer than in the town.  Cold air and lovely walks are in abundance so lets enjoy it.

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The new toy!

Lots happening down on the farm here at Ross Bay.  We have purchased a spread a bale, from Carrs Billington, which helps us bed the cattle up more efficiently, spreading the straw well and improving our efficient use of the straw, thus improving our carbon footprint on the farm – not looking forward to my

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Best newcomer to young cattle handling.

We had a trip to Carlisle Auction one evening for Stephen and Philippa to take part in the Young handler competition.  They both did very well, they borrowed pedigree limousin cattle to show.  They had to discuss showmanship with one judge and they display their handling skills in the ring.  Stephen was in the intermediate

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Ervie Laura.

We had a recent visit to a pedigree Hereford cattle sale in Stranraer, and purchased a lovely new pedigree cow called Ervie Laura.  She seems to be settling in well here at Ross Fram, and enjoying some of the Kirkcudbright cold weather!  You will have to keep your eyes peeled to see if you can

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Sunrise at Ross Bay in November.

Its a great feeling waking up to a sunrise like this in November I have to say.  Its pleasant heading off to feed the cows, take the dogs out, feed the horses, geese, hens etc, and go around the fields and round the sheep on the quad bike but…………I think its more pleasant waking up

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Leaves all gone………….

A few cold spells, and breezes here in Kirkcudbright has seen most of the leaves fall off the trees.  I suppose though it does make way for seeing some more of the views through the bare trees, and those lovely walks with the cold fresh air as you sniff…………hats, coats and gloves on and enjoy

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Dinner time!

Well it seems to be that time of year again, Winter time.  The clocks have gone back an hour so it gets dark earlier.  Most of the cows are loose housed in the sheds for winter time, enjoying their silage, and sheltering from some of the wind and rain.  It feels a little like Spring

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Horsing around.

Our pony Beauty, has been away being broken in to ride and has recently returned back here to Ross Bay.  She is incredibly quiet and sensible, and Philippa and I are enjoying some walks around the bay, grooming, mucking out etc……… all in a day down on the farm.

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Andromeda Galaxy at Ross Bay Retreat

Here is another photograph taken by Hendrik Ulanoswki whilst staying with us at Ross Bay. “This is the Andromeda galaxy (M31). This objekt can be seen in a dark night with the naked eye as a pale fog-dot. With the binocular it can be seen better when you know where to look… but of course

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Orion nebular at Ross Bay Retreat!

One of our talented guests Hendrik Ulanowski who stayed with us took this spectacular photograph whilst staying and has kindly allowed us to display it here on our blog, he is what he had to say about it……….. “This is a picture of the orion nebular (M42). At the moment Orion comes up later in

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