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I name this ship……..

  I name this ship I’ve just been thinking about this time three years ago when I was asked to name and launch a boat from Ross Bay by some of our regular guests (well, being completely honest I was reminded by Facebook, other applications are available!). Here’s the story of how it came about.

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Philippa and Bonita take to the showing……..

Well we had a night out………not like you imagine………Philippa took our first dairy calf to the Holstein show held at Castle Douglas and they earned themselves a second prize in the Young Handler. Her show name is Sugarhill Applecrisp Bonita………gosh I hear you say…… thats a fair name……..how did they come up with that………well, Sugarhill

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Silage time……….

It soon comes around, grass grown and ready to be cut and collected, then put into the silage pit, covered over and getting ready for Winter feed for the cattle, a bit like soaking the fruit to get the Christmas cake ready!!  Some of the grass we have left to wilt a little longer and

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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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What’s happening in Kirkcudbright? I can’t see!

Just out and about on the hills around the farm. You sometimes have to stop and look at the breathtaking views even when the wind in perishingly cold and your face is tingling. Looking from the field down the estuary to Kirkcudbright……but I can’t see far enough. Its only 6 miles to pop in the

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High tides.

Although we missed the snow here at Ross Bay, we have had some high tides which have washed up some seaweed and debris further around the bay. The high tides and windy weather are great to watch from a toasty warm cottage. You can sometimes hear the sea roaring over at Fauldbog bay, it certainly

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The Golden Girls on vacation!

Just love this photograph of the three gorgeous golden girls on the balcony of The Old Cheeseloft, enjoying the start of their stay with us.

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Looking around.

The sheep are enjoying their grazing and not too impressed by our presence on the hill on the quad bike, requesting a pose for the camera!

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Bull boy.

Here is our Hereford bull enjoying some springtime sunshine with his girls upon the hill.  He can also keep a watchful eye on his offspring from last year as they skip about the pastures.

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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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