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Kirkcudbright Festival of Light………..au naturale!

Well, Kirkcudbright is celebrating with the festival of light, the town looks amazing with all the displays, light projections, trees in the Soaperie gardens lit up along with the shops and house windows lit up in a display of glory. Here down at Ross Bay we are more familiar with the real dark skies, no

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Sailing fun……out on the water……

Well……we had some fun out sailing in the bay on our Seastrike.  Calm tides, gentle waves – just how we like it. Lots to see with a different view from out on the water, cattle, sheep, coastline and grassland. Lovely picnic afterwards – just what was needed for a lovely excursion!

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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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Roxey our little cocker spaniel enjoying the view.

A lovely walk over the hill and down to the sea is sometimes all you need for a recharge – Roxey enjoyed stopping to take in the view, unless it was a deer she had spotted!

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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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Busy waiting……

Well, the sheep should be in full swing of lambing time but they are making a slow start, hence the blog!! We have only had a few lambs which have been moved off the antenatal fields, up the hills onto the post natal fields where there is the shelter of the walls, gorse, trees and

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Ervie Laura.

We had a recent visit to a pedigree Hereford cattle sale in Stranraer, and purchased a lovely new pedigree cow called Ervie Laura.  She seems to be settling in well here at Ross Fram, and enjoying some of the Kirkcudbright cold weather!  You will have to keep your eyes peeled to see if you can

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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 shearing all done for 2017.

The lovely sunshine at costa del ross, made the sheep glad to have their long warm fleeces clipped off.   All wrapped up and put in bags, just waiting to be collected and made into some lovely warm winter garments.  The lambs are growing and enjoying relaxing and lapping up the heat whilst exploring the

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