Tag Archives: Scotland

No country for young lambs

We woke the morning to find weather more like January 26 than April 26. But it is what it is. The lambs seem to have survived so far, but we shall see what the rest of the week brings.

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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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The lamb sale at Dingwall Mart

  Today was one of the key days of our farming year with the annual lamb sale at Dingwall. We were up early to gather and sort our lambs for the market, in anticipation of the lorry coming to collect … Continue reading

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Highland Moths

Butterfly Conservation ¬†(Highland Branch) were at Croick earlier this week doing a survey of moths. The photographs above and below shows some of what they were able to see and record in one overnight session. All photographs ¬©Nigel Richards   … Continue reading

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Free range pigs

The pigs are now old enough to be allowed to roam free; free at least within about 500 acres. They seem to enjoy it and are doing well, though they are sometimes a challenge to find. I think they meet … Continue reading

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Wader nests at Croick

One of the great pleasures at Croick over the last few years has been to see the year on year increase in ground nesting waders. This year was particularly good. My thanks to Nigel Richards from the BTO for these … Continue reading

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Executive transport? No, bracken spraying.

  We have been very busy this year on a series of land management and improvement projects supported by Scottish Rural Development Programme grants. We completed the last major capital project today with a large scale attack on the bracken … Continue reading

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