Tag Archives: coastal

Wild flowers……..just heading to Autumn now.

Well, our mini wild flower area around the bay has done really well this first year attracting lots of bees, butterflies and the like.  So many lovely colours swaying in the coastal breeze, waving their heads around.  Our talented guest Andrew Finnegan must be thanked for this great photograph, which he has kindly let me

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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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Fun in the sea……

When you stay with us at Ross Bay you are never far from the seaside, and lovely beaches.  Ours here is on the muddy side, but safe, and actually quiet……….if you head to the neighbouring sandy beaches of Brighouse Bay, the Dhoon Bay, Carrick, Sandgreen, or Mossyard equally beautiful views and fun can be had……children,

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Wow……..look at that moon!

Look at that moon……it was amazing to watch the moon coming up behind the hill of Miekle Ross and it happened so fast.  Lovely evenings here in the summer, watching the tide ebb and flow with the birds singing, a little piece of paradise (but we may be bias!)

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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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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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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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What’s happening in Kirkcudbright? I can’t see!

Just out and about on the hills around the farm. You sometimes have to stop and look at the breathtaking views even when the wind in perishingly cold and your face is tingling. Looking from the field down the estuary to Kirkcudbright……but I can’t see far enough. Its only 6 miles to pop in the

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Twins!

One of our cows has had a lovely pair of calves – looks like she will have a lot of work to do keeping them out of mischief!

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