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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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Walking at Kippford.

A visit to beautiful Kippford is a must.  Seeing the moored boats with their tinkling bells, smelling the fresh sea air and following the Jubilee path to Rockcliffe is a real treat.  Walking along the coastal road and peeping at all the hidden surprises along the way makes you feel like a child at heart……….how

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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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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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The Golden Girls on vacation!

Just love this photograph of the three gorgeous golden girls on the balcony of The Old Cheeseloft, enjoying the start of their stay with us.

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Galloway Children’s Festival 25th June 2017.

What a great way to spend a family fun day out at the Galloway Childrens festival in Kirkcudbright.  There is lots to see and do including, music, storytelling, puppets, theatre, workshops, drumming, face painting, stalls, games, giant bouncy play area.  11am till 4pm. Its the 16th annual festival with a special guest best selling author

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Who surprised who?

Just tootling along minding our own business, looking to see if the grass was ready to cut for silage, and I think we made the deer jump!  There are several deer to be seen down here at Ross Bay in the different patches of woodland around the farm, living and hiding behind the gorse.  There

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Side by side.

Some of the beautiful fishing boats just sitting together in the Kirkcudbright Harbour waiting to set sail.

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Daffodills are go…….

Spring lambs and spring flowers at Ross Bay Retreat, why not pay us a visit and enjoy them all at once.  Skipping lambs, swaying daffodils, calving time has started, lets put Winter behind us and spring towards Summer!

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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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