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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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Young farmers

Even the hardest working farmers need to rest occasionally!

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The cycle starts again!

It’s April and the cycle of life starts again with calving and lambing. These are some of our first calves. They have had a tough start in life with endless cold, wet and windy days. And while I managed to … Continue reading

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Winter Quarters

The cattle have been scanned and they are all now living in their winter quarters, sheltered in the trees. It’s a nice place to be a cold, crisp day like yesterday.

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Karkauksen Metsästysyhdistys

I recently had the opportunity to visit Finland and he highlight of our trip was two days with the Karkauksen Metsästysyhdistys, the Hunting Association of Karkauksen, a small community north east of Helsinki and not from Mikkeli. It was a … Continue reading

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Fallow Deer at Gunton Park

We were in Norfolk at the weekend, and found ourselves staying by Gunton Park. This is a large deer park with resident herds of both Red and Fallow deer. We have a small herd of Fallow at Croick which originally … Continue reading

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