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Encouraging the bees with the wildflower patch.

We try and be at one with nature down here at Ross Bay. We have farm stock, wild deer, wild and sea birds, and we have sown a wildflower mix around the bay to encourage the bumble bee – without which, life cannot go on. We like to do our bit down here to have

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More action……………tractor power.

Hay made, we then concentrated on making haylage – baling the dry grass, and wrapping it with the black plastic to give the animals a great tasty alternative to dry hay and clamp silage (grass in a silage clamp fermented to a great winter feed). Trying to balance the diet for the animals is hard

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Making hay while the sun shines!

The old saying is right, “you can only make hay while the sun shines”, so thats what we have been doing here at Ross Farm. We have baled some lovely round bales ready for the winter feed for the calves, sheep and ponies – winter and lambing time preparation – who said farmers weren’t organised!

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Roxey our little cocker spaniel enjoying the view.

A lovely walk over the hill and down to the sea is sometimes all you need for a recharge – Roxey enjoyed stopping to take in the view, unless it was a deer she had spotted!

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Muck spreading.

Dry ground equals muck spearing on the farmland! Our bedding from winter is all loaded into the rota spreader and spread across the fields to make the grass grow. A natural fertiliser which also adds soil depth for the grass roots to make growing much better. Green grass equals happy contented cows and sheep (husband

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Red sky at night…….

……..shepherds delight as they say, well we are certainly due some nice weather, and nice it has been so far in May. Long may it continue. Beautiful sunny days and gentle tides, all gives a relaxing feeling of summer!!

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The Big Lit, 19-22nd April 2019.

Its here and on at Gatehouse of Fleet, whet your literary appetite and see whats going on…….

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Smile………………..

Well Spring, if you can call it that has been a really tough time down here and for many farmers. The true risk of farming is always the weather. We have had freezing temperatures followed by rain, wind, drizzle, mist and warmth. Its easy for us to take a coat off or put a scarf

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Hereford heifer for the future.

This little cutie is a hereford cross heifer which we intend to keep as a replacment cow in the future. Her dad is the handsome red chappie with a white face who is huge but as quiet as a mouse as he patrols the fields looking after his girls. Hope you enjoy seeing him on

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Goosing around.

Our farm geese are mooching around, in the orchard, thinking about laying eggs, and lighter nights, spreading their wings, running and threatening to take off but its too nice to leave Ross Bay!

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