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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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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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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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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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