Author Archives: James Hall

Lambing 2019

Apologies for the scarcity of posts from Croick this year. It is not because of a lack of activity. Rather the reverse, we have been to busy to get near this blog. The main event of the year has been … Continue reading

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Highland Wireless

It is only a few years ago that internet connection at Croick was dependent on whatever BT would deign to provide us, which as it happened was a 0.5 megabit connection, barely enough to see your emails and certainly rendering … Continue reading

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A poor stalking season

I have just updated our stalking records with the figures for this year’s stag season. It will be no surprise to anyone familiar with the weather over the past twelve months to know that our numbers and weights are significantly … Continue reading

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Brown trout

It’s been a poor year fishing at Croick, as with just about anywhere in the UK. The water has come now but salmon are still scarce. However one of our guests made up for it with this lovely trout caught … Continue reading

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Battle-hardened stag

Increasing numbers of sika hinds have been coming in every morning to steal a share of the bruised oats we put out for the pigs. And in the last couple of days a few sika stags have started to join … Continue reading

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History in the peat

We were out in the hill today when we came across a peat hag which had recently broken away revealing a tree root which was as fresh as if it was growing yesterday. I had always thought that these roots … Continue reading

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Calves

This year’s calves are looking good and doing well. The calf above, in particular, has a great future. We can only cross our fingers that there is a market for them in October. But right now the omens are not … Continue reading

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