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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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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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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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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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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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Goosing around.

Our farm geese are mooching around, in the orchard, thinking about laying eggs, and lighter nights, spreading their wings, running and threatening to take off but its too nice to leave Ross Bay!

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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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Lambs, lambs, lambs…….

Well last month we were waiting for the lambs, now they are here…….its been busy to say the least! We have also had to contend with the Beast from the East bringing minus temperatures here but no snow thankfully. Lambing has been tough, but most of our our sheep are canny and hide behind the

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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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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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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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