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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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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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Pest control the natural way…..

Well, venturing in to the kitchen are the newest recruits to the farm pest control team.  Born here at Ross, mother shows them the ropes to keep the farm healthy and tidy.  Call into the kitchen for supper and a peek around then back out to work, don’t forget to have a hiss little kitten!!

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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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Arts & Crafts Trail.

Here is the date for the diary, Kirkcudbright Arts & Craft trail, a wonderful, enlightening experience for the family, follow the trail and enjoy some fin filled days out.

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Fun at the Fair!

Our annual Kirkcudbright Country fair has taken place with lots to see and do for all the family.  Entertainment, local food and produce, games, climbing walls, crafts and art………to name just a few.  Plan your holiday in Kirkcudbright for next July and be sure you are in for a treat!

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After a march to the top of the hill.

Looking down from Meikle Ross to the bay, farm steading and cottages.  Lovely summer sunshine.

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Grey Days.

We all have those grey days don’t we, where the weather is miserable, however here at Ross Bay there is always something to look at, good weather or bad.  It may be the boats bobbing about in the bay, the direction of the rain, the colour of the sea, or the waves crashing against the

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Threave Gardens, Castle Douglas.

We had a family day out to visit Threave Gardens at the weekend.  It was a lovely experience with many beautiful plants, shrubs, and garden areas to explore, while the sun shone.  A locally made ice cream was a must, as was a tour around the visitors shop, small plant centre and of course the

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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.

Visit the Helmsley Hideaway website >