The Blog: What’s happening on the farm?

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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Enjoying a mud pack!

Well, what can we say about her? She has enjoyed rubbing her head in the mud and spoiling her good looks for the time being. She has a young calf and is enjoying the great outdoors on the hill of Mielke Ross, overlooking Ross Bay and the Kirkcudbright Estuary. Its a hard life………..

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Lambs, lambs, lambs…….

Well last month we were waiting for the lambs, now they are here…….its been busy to say the least! We have also had to contend with the Beast from the East bringing minus temperatures here but no snow thankfully. Lambing has been tough, but most of our our sheep are canny and hide behind the

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Busy waiting……

Well, the sheep should be in full swing of lambing time but they are making a slow start, hence the blog!! We have only had a few lambs which have been moved off the antenatal fields, up the hills onto the post natal fields where there is the shelter of the walls, gorse, trees and

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The deer.

Whilst going around the sheep this morning I spotted this little deer sitting contentedly by the side of the wall and fence in the sunshine and out of the wind until she spotted me……..she jumped up and set off, knowing exactly where she was going on her farm, straight up the field, and the photo

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Soon be lambing time…………sheep snacker is out and about.

Our sheep have all been scanned to see if they are carrying lambs, and if so how many. This allows us to separate them into the ones expecting single lambs, twins, or triplets (and the one expecting quads!) Then we can feed them all accordingly. The singles don’t want too much extra feed as they

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New girls to the herd.

These are the heifers which will be continue to grow up here to replace some of the older cows. They have been bred here at Ross Farm from our herd of cows and their father is the good looking Hereford bull (ginger with the white face), who likes posing for the camera. They should grow

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Snowdrops are coming………

Our January has been cold but we have missed the snow so, no snow days or sledging for us! The snowdrops are just coming out and making us believe Spring is nearly here at Ross Bay. We will be starting lambing mid February so lets hope for a dry time so the lambs get a

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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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