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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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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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Red sky at night…….

……..shepherds delight as they say, well we are certainly due some nice weather, and nice it has been so far in May. Long may it continue. Beautiful sunny days and gentle tides, all gives a relaxing feeling of summer!!

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Smile………………..

Well Spring, if you can call it that has been a really tough time down here and for many farmers. The true risk of farming is always the weather. We have had freezing temperatures followed by rain, wind, drizzle, mist and warmth. Its easy for us to take a coat off or put a scarf

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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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Sitting pretty.

Remember a stay here and sitting on the bench, looking out over Ross Bay to the beautiful Lake District. Listening to the tide ebb and flow, listening to the birds sing, watching for the deer passing by, waiting for the basking seals on the rocks, hearing the engine of the fishing boats echo before they

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What a view.

Well for February the weather is lovely, sunshine and dryness, I am sure we will have to pay for it later in the year. Its still a little chilly but thought I would have 10 minutes out with the camera – its so photogenic here at Ross.

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Andromeda Galaxy at Ross Bay Retreat

Here is another photograph taken by Hendrik Ulanoswki whilst staying with us at Ross Bay. “This is the Andromeda galaxy (M31). This objekt can be seen in a dark night with the naked eye as a pale fog-dot. With the binocular it can be seen better when you know where to look… but of course

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Haymaking at Ross Farm.

Haymaking time has been completed for the 2017 winter feed.  First cut silage is done and in the clamp, and we are awaiting the regrowth of our luscious green coastal grass for our second cut silage to make sure we have enough winter fodder for all the farm animals down here on Ross Farm.

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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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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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