Tag Archives: farm life

The cottages…….

We have now had Byre by the Sea opened for a few weeks and got over a few little teething problems…….we have a few bookings for next year too so that makes us smile.  This weekend we see the Tour of Britain cycling race ending in Kirkcudbright so that should be a spectacle not to

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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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More action……………tractor power.

Hay made, we then concentrated on making haylage – baling the dry grass, and wrapping it with the black plastic to give the animals a great tasty alternative to dry hay and clamp silage (grass in a silage clamp fermented to a great winter feed). Trying to balance the diet for the animals is hard

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What’s happening locally……we have been too busy to know!

That’s a terrible thing to say but…….oh my goodness we have been busy. The sheep have been lambing, cows calving, my mum has broken her hip and is staying with us to get mended, we have missed our upholstery classes for a couple of weeks, but now………the weather has settled, lambing nearly finished, and we

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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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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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Free ranging!

Here is one of the farm cockerels roaming around the fields enjoying himself, scratching for worms and anything else good!

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Feeding on the frosty morn.

No matter whatever the weather here at Ross there are always animals to feed and look after.  A lovely frosty morning whilst out walking the dogs around the bay, I caught a snap of David on the tractor with the feeder waggon trundling along.

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The farm at spring time

Its this time of year that a farm comes to live, it is a hive of activity after a long winter. The cows are back in the fields and calving underway. While lambing has brought the joy of the new season to us all and you will see small groups of lambs charging around, jumping

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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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