Tag Archives: Croick

Feeding time

Apologies for the long delay since my last entry on the blog. Hopefully, we are now back in action for the summer. The good news is that the weather has been warm and mild for the past few weeks, and … Continue reading

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Freedom!

I let the pigs out of their pen this morning. They had escaped twice and returned both times so it seems that it is time to make it official and to help that food and warm bed will be enough … Continue reading

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End of the season

  The rut is rapidly coming to a close now. Whilst the occasional roar can still be heard, the strath is quiet now, stags and hinds are starting to separate and stags are starting to rest and, hopefully, recover before … Continue reading

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…. more flooding

  It is still raining and we have just been up the strath to take stock. The water is continuing to rise and I expect the lower ground will be completely under water by nightfall. As you can see, the … Continue reading

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Flooding

  The roar of the stags has been replaced by the roar of the river. It has been raining for 12 hours now and the worst is supposedly still to come. The rover is already over its banks in places … Continue reading

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Now, that’s what I call greedy …

  When a guest goes out for an evening sika you don’t normally expect him to come back with three. And with one of them 50% short of a full set of antlers. And they were all shot within 500 … Continue reading

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Back to the mart

We were back at Dingwall Mart again today, hopefully for the last time this year. This time we were selling the bullocks which have been grazing here since we bought them in April. There is quite an element of luck … Continue reading

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The end of “the ghost”

About four years ago, Carol had a close encounter with a large stag in the wood that is in front of the house. She stalked and shot it, and it went down but then bounced up and disappeared. It could … Continue reading

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End of fishing season

  Today was the last fishing day of the 2011 season. It looked a pretty hopeless day as it had rained all night, and continued in the morning. The river was very high and raging and it was obviously going … Continue reading

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Posting by satellite

  This is my first post over our new satellite broadband service. I finally gave up with BT’s 0.5mb service and went to a satellite service provided by Tooway and sold through Avonline Broadband. The satellite was installed last week … Continue reading

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