Tag Archives: springtime

Lambing time is getting started………….

Well, when we scanned the ewes over the Christmas period, we knew lambing was going to be a little later this year.  We usually start on Valentines day!  We have had a few lambs but things are still slow……….all mums holding tight to their unborn lambs just waiting for this nice weather to disappear and

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High Spring tides and splashes………

Lovely February weather with the high spring tides encouraged along by some wind saw a few splashes on the rocks in front of the cottages this week!  Its great to see and hear nature at its best.  All undisturbed down here for pleasure and enjoyment.  The peace and quiet with just the birds singing, daffodils

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Smile………………..

Well Spring, if you can call it that has been a really tough time down here and for many farmers. The true risk of farming is always the weather. We have had freezing temperatures followed by rain, wind, drizzle, mist and warmth. Its easy for us to take a coat off or put a scarf

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Enjoying a mud pack!

Well, what can we say about her? She has enjoyed rubbing her head in the mud and spoiling her good looks for the time being. She has a young calf and is enjoying the great outdoors on the hill of Mielke Ross, overlooking Ross Bay and the Kirkcudbright Estuary. Its a hard life………..

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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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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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The Hatching!

Well down here at Ross bay, our geese have hatched themselves some lovely goslings.  They are extremely proud and guard them well in the paddock with our old pony Smokey.  We are sure you will spot them during your Springtime stay here.

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Twins!

One of our cows has had a lovely pair of calves – looks like she will have a lot of work to do keeping them out of mischief!

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Daffodills are go…….

Spring lambs and spring flowers at Ross Bay Retreat, why not pay us a visit and enjoy them all at once.  Skipping lambs, swaying daffodils, calving time has started, lets put Winter behind us and spring towards Summer!

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February saw lambing time at Ross!

We started lambing in February down here at Ross Bay. It has been a cold and wet time but spring is now here!

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