Tag Archives: cattle

Taking a pet for a walk…….

Well, just as I was getting the tea out of the oven, minding my own business there was a tap on the window……….Stephen and his animal!!  He was just taking it out for a walk on the halter and teaching it to stand correctly for the showring.  We just caught this nice photo as they

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Straw here and straw there………

Well, got some combining done in Yorkshire and we have been efficient at having it delivered up here to stock up for Winter.  Barley straw is used for both feed and bedding up here on the farm.  The cattle enjoy the roughage of it mixed and chopped up in with the silage, as well as

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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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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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Autumn is here.

Lovely skies at night, but turning colder now.  The cattle still happily grazing on the fields which are a bit on the wet side shall we say so treading the soil up a bit…………ready to come in doors soon.

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Itchy chin.

Our hereford bull seems to enjoy a pose for the camera.  He has moved fields and has some new girlfriends now, and is exploring around the new field boundaries.  Great to find that place to scratch ones itch!  What else are these rocky outcrops on the farm for?  Lovely picturesque views over Ross Bay, and

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Views of Miekle Ross from the Mull of Ross.

Just while we were out and about our daily business of checking the stock and land here at Ross farm, one sometimes has to stop, and take a photo or two.  The wonderful scenery and landscape is so inviting to get the camera out.  We have many deer as well just roaming around the land

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Bull boy.

Here is our Hereford bull enjoying some springtime sunshine with his girls upon the hill.  He can also keep a watchful eye on his offspring from last year as they skip about the pastures.

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Farm views via the 4×4!

Many of our guests who stay enjoy exploring the Ross on foot, taking in the views, coastlines, farm animals, wildlife and following the sheep pads and footpaths around. For some of our guests who may have found the long walks and terrain too challenging, we have taken them on a trip around some of the

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Appearance on ITV Border Life!

We will be appearing on ITV Border Life on Monday 28th September at 8pm, alongside Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre, talking about farm diversification with the holiday cottages and biomass boiler system. We hope you enjoy watching and it either brings back memories, or gives you an idea of what to expect in your forthcoming stay

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We also have a Country Escape in Yorkshire


Overdale Cottage is a cosy pet friendly cottage in the charming village of Harome, 3 miles from the Helmsley on the edge of the North York Moors National Park.

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