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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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Sika Stags

I mentioned in my last post that Sika Stags are much more elusive than the hinds; you won’t find them feeding alongside the pigs. But when you have the opportunity the mature stags are well worth watching out for. The … Continue reading

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Sika, up close and personal

One of the benefits of feeding the pigs every morning is that we have a daily opportunity to watch a small herd of sika hinds get increasingly confident and close as they target their share of the pigs daily rations. … Continue reading

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What a difference a day makes!

They say that one of the characteristics of Northern Scotland is the changeable weather. Well, it has certainly been changeable this week. On Monday we were stalking in the sunshine with marvellous views to the west coast, as you can … Continue reading

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Feeding time, again

Feeding time for the pigs becomes more of a circus with each day that passes. The deer are becoming bolder and more numerous, and seem more concerned about the reaction of the pigs than os us. But it doesn’t stop … Continue reading

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Emperor Moths

These pictures of Emperor Moths were taken at Croick a few days ago. Many thanks to Nigel Richards who found the moths and took the pictures.

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The lamb

Born yesterday, this lamb was taking advantage this morning of sun spilling into the lambing shed. Despite the sun the air temperature is still cold so he will be in the shed for at least another 24 hours.

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