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Silage time……….

It soon comes around, grass grown and ready to be cut and collected, then put into the silage pit, covered over and getting ready for Winter feed for the cattle, a bit like soaking the fruit to get the Christmas cake ready!!  Some of the grass we have left to wilt a little longer and

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You could be anywhere……….

Well, what a lovely job on a nice day, jumping on the quad bike, setting off to look around the cattle, sheep and land to see all is well and in order……….decided to take the camera with me as the sun was shining and things were under control on this particular day!! Its amazing how

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Byre by the Sea.

Work is well underway at with our new barn conversion, Byre by the Sea.  At present the kitchen is being installed, the mulitfuel burning Charnwood Arc 5 is in situ, patio nearly finished, and the glass balconies are going up.  The beds and mattresses have arrived, along with the Ekornes Stressless chairs………..its all go.  Opening

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The Bug Hotel…….

Having recently visited the Cream O Galloway and attended the Ethical Farming Conference there earlier this month, David and I had food for though (pardon the pun!)  We have already planted some wild flower areas on the farm to encourage the bees and butterflies, but we thought we could do more so watch out for

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Spring turnout………

Well at last the Winter is over, rather long it always feels but the cattle are all outside enjoying the sunshine, grass and still cold evenings.  This nosey lot are playing on our field called the Inks for Summer.  They are mainly pedigree limousin cattle, which are young.  We plan to breed off them and

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Waiting to go out for the Summer……….

Waiting eagerly to see if the weather warms up before they set off across the fields for Summer.  These calves, born in the Autumn have enjoyed their wintertime in the big shed with their mothers and are now ready to race around the green fields when the weather warms up a bit and the grass

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Deer running across the bay…….

Well we have lots of deer down here at Ross Bay, and my daughter was lucky enough to have spotted these two, and grabbed the camera and took the photograph from our house window………so I could pinch it and put it on here!!  It is such a special place down here and all you have

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Lambing time is getting started………….

Well, when we scanned the ewes over the Christmas period, we knew lambing was going to be a little later this year.  We usually start on Valentines day!  We have had a few lambs but things are still slow……….all mums holding tight to their unborn lambs just waiting for this nice weather to disappear and

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High Spring tides and splashes………

Lovely February weather with the high spring tides encouraged along by some wind saw a few splashes on the rocks in front of the cottages this week!  Its great to see and hear nature at its best.  All undisturbed down here for pleasure and enjoyment.  The peace and quiet with just the birds singing, daffodils

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Happy New Year…

Happy January everyone, with Christmas over and the New Year celebrations through we are looking forward to a happy 2019.  We are looking forward to welcoming back some of our guests, and new visitors alike to enjoy some time away from it all.  We are also preparing for lambing time (end Feb) and calving time

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