Tag Archives: Croick

A word about chickens, and geese

In my blogs about this year’s calves, lambs and pigs, I forgot to mention the new chickens which have been laying their first eggs in the last few days. As you can see they are a rather smart combination of … Continue reading

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New calf

We had two new calves today, one at the start of the day and one at the end. This photograph was taken this morning, about an hour after he was born. As you can see he is already up and … Continue reading

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Waiting and Resting

Lambing involves a lot of waiting around, both for the expectant mothers and for us; long periods of waiting interrupted by unplanned bouts of frantic activity. Today was a waiting day, and because it was also a day the weather … Continue reading

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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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