Tag Archives: fields

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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Autumn is approaching…….

Well down here at Ross, someone has switched the button to say the Summer sunshine and heat is off and the winds of Autumn are here…….its not cold though I have to say.  We have been sorting cattle here on the farm, the pedigree limousins should be in calf due to calve in Springtime.  We

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Waiting to go out for the Summer……….

Waiting eagerly to see if the weather warms up before they set off across the fields for Summer.  These calves, born in the Autumn have enjoyed their wintertime in the big shed with their mothers and are now ready to race around the green fields when the weather warms up a bit and the grass

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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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Four leaf clover – good luck everyone…..

Whilst out walking the dogs, David was inspecting the meadows for the newly drilled seeds, and look what he found, yes a four leaf clover.  The animals really enjoy eating the clover whether it be in the fields, or whether it has been cut and made into Winter feed. We have opened a new holiday

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The Big Lit, 19-22nd April 2019.

Its here and on at Gatehouse of Fleet, whet your literary appetite and see whats going on…….

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The deer.

Whilst going around the sheep this morning I spotted this little deer sitting contentedly by the side of the wall and fence in the sunshine and out of the wind until she spotted me……..she jumped up and set off, knowing exactly where she was going on her farm, straight up the field, and the photo

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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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Shepherdess.

Our resident shepherdess Philippa is helping out move this lovely set of twin lambs to a field of fresh grass.  Their proud mother will give more milk and the lambs can skip around and shelter under the gorse, behind walls or under the trees when the sunshine hides (as it does at lambing time!!)

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Winter is here!

The grass is going and the weather has turned.  Woolly sheep, hairy cattle and lots of hard work on the farm at this time of the year!  We always look forward to the Winter solstice, after the 21st December the days start getting longer again.  We will be planning to scan the sheep in January

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