Author Archives: James Hall

Instagram

More and more of our clients and potential clients turn to Instagram as their first social media platform. To accommodate this we are now on Instagram. Our farming and general estate activities can be found at TheFarmAtCroick. Information specific to … Continue reading

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Last night’s calf

You can find more pictures on Instagram at The Farm at Croick.

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More new life

It’s time to also welcome our four new pigs. Every morning they lie entirely buried in their bed of straw and they have to prodded to wake and get up. Sounds familiar! Hard to imagine that in a few months … Continue reading

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Who are you looking at?

A few days later, and after a couple of days outside in the wide world (no self-isolation for her) our new calf is already showing attitude! Two more calves have already joined her outside, with another one to follow in … Continue reading

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A reason to be cheerful

With the troubling events in the wider world it is comforting to focus on what you can see and influence in your own backyard. And important to remember that the seasons move inexorably on and we are now in the … Continue reading

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Snow at last

We have such a relentless series of wet, windy and stormy days that I thought we might slide into spring with no proper winter weather at all. But at last we have had one day anyway of cold, frosty weather … Continue reading

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The Mission Hall

Happy New Year I’m delighted to say that we can start the new year with a second holiday cottage available for let. The Mission Hall was a Church of Scotland place of worship which became redundant. It has now been … Continue reading

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The Rut

After a disappointing rut last year, we have enjoyed an excellent rut this year. There have been a good number of stags on the ground, the action has been fast and furious and there has been a lot to see. … Continue reading

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Sika hind and calf

One of the advantages of being up with the pigs every day, is that the deer to become accustomed to your presence. This sika hind and calf where only a few metres away.

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For what we are about to receive …

Every year our sika deer become ever bolder in seeking to take a share of the pigs’ daily breakfast. As you see this hind, who is always first to the feeder, is prepared to get down on her knees to … Continue reading

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