Tag Archives: relaxing

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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Fun in the sea……

When you stay with us at Ross Bay you are never far from the seaside, and lovely beaches.  Ours here is on the muddy side, but safe, and actually quiet……….if you head to the neighbouring sandy beaches of Brighouse Bay, the Dhoon Bay, Carrick, Sandgreen, or Mossyard equally beautiful views and fun can be had……children,

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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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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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Keeping things tidy.

David has a new toy, I have to say he is doing a good job of grass cutting and keeping everything tidy down here at Ross Bay Retreat…………Whilst he is keen to use it, let him, thats what I say!

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Fencing.

Our duckpond has refilled with the glorious rain and our new fence has smartened things up a little!

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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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Idle tides.

Just out on the bay, idle your time away listening to the waves lap and the tide roll in and out, relax and enjoy your time away from it all.

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Ducks on the pond.

Our new duck pond which is now being enjoyed by the call ducks, aylesburys, and even the little but now bigger gosling.

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