Tag Archives: farming

Lambing time is getting started………….

Well, when we scanned the ewes over the Christmas period, we knew lambing was going to be a little later this year.  We usually start on Valentines day!  We have had a few lambs but things are still slow……….all mums holding tight to their unborn lambs just waiting for this nice weather to disappear and

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Happy New Year…

Happy January everyone, with Christmas over and the New Year celebrations through we are looking forward to a happy 2019.  We are looking forward to welcoming back some of our guests, and new visitors alike to enjoy some time away from it all.  We are also preparing for lambing time (end Feb) and calving time

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Lovely Lavenders……………….

We love all the beauty of Ross Bay and the wildlife and nature.  Our beautiful lavenders attract our pollinators ensuring that reproduction can happen.  Hearing the mild buzzing of the bees busy on the lavenders is perfect making the future brighter.  Their fragrance is lovely and the deer keep away – having eaten the superbly

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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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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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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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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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Sheep management!

Sheep management they call it………..all lambs weaned off their mummies to give them a rest, worming completed and fly deterrent applied so that the horrid flies don’t lay their eggs and cause maggots to grow and hassle the sheep and lambs. The ewes will be pleased to enjoy some time off grazing on the luscious

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That view again, just ‘cos I like it!

Just another picture of the silaging this time as we really like it.  It captures the flurry of activity which is there and then no sooner gone.  Ross island in the back drop, us tractor drivers need to concentrate on driving and not viewing otherwise we will soon be seeing the sea to close!!

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The view from the office in June!

Well I have to say this is one of our favourite views, looking down the lighthouse field, or so we call it, and overlooking Ross island.  It is a little haven of contentment, peace and quiet.  You really could be anywhere when you just look out to sea.  A picnic overlooking the island is a

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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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