Author Archives: James Hall

Rainbow

No need to comment on what an extraordinary summer this has been. I can never remember the ground so dry, or burns so empty. Some have given up running altogether. ┬áThe little rain we have just dampens the ground. It … Continue reading

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Calving too …

We are well through our calving too. Over the last winter we invested in a new cattle shed and it has been a real help. Having a proper set up for handling cattle reduces the stress on everyone involved. There … Continue reading

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Nearly there …

Another year’s lambing is nearly finished. After the hardest winter for at least a decade it was hard to know what to expect. We had rather more small lambs than usual and some very uneven twins, but it was not … Continue reading

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New calf

The calving season is on us again, and this year we are enjoying the benefits of a new barn to avoid the worst of the weather. This calf seems to appreciate being dry, though he was quickly complaining about being … Continue reading

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Seasons Greetings from Croick

Greetings from Croick. We just missed a White Christmas but had a touch of snowfall on Boxing Day, and more overnight …. just as family are leaving of course.

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The shearing

The ancient lorry growled up the strath, a group of Scottish and Antipodean shearers left out, set up and less than three hours later some 250 sheep had been sheared. It’s a tough way to earn a living! There’s plenty … Continue reading

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Garden Snipe

For a couple of days we had brief sightings of a small bird scurrying in and out of the undergrowth at the edge of the garden. Today it chose to spend 20 minutes on the lawn, right in front of … Continue reading

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