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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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Flooding

  The roar of the stags has been replaced by the roar of the river. It has been raining for 12 hours now and the worst is supposedly still to come. The rover is already over its banks in places … Continue reading

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Fallow deer

  I don’t often mention the small herd of fallow deer we have at Croick, introduced by our predecessors. In truth, they are a little soft-skinned for this far north and are bullied by the sika deer. So they don’t … Continue reading

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The end of “the ghost”

About four years ago, Carol had a close encounter with a large stag in the wood that is in front of the house. She stalked and shot it, and it went down but then bounced up and disappeared. It could … Continue reading

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Old Manse – still some weeks available

This is just a reminder that we do still have a few weeks available over the summer in the Old Manse, our holiday rental cottage pictured above. So if you have been holding back from making commitments this summer, or … Continue reading

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First calves

We have seen our first deer calves of 2012 over the last few days. All sika calves at this stage; the red deer are a few weeks away yet. This morning we found a sika hind and her calf right … Continue reading

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Spring

The snow departed as rapidly as it had arrived, leaving spring to slowly envelop the land. And it is slow this far north; the first of the spring lambs is still a couple of weeks away. But the primroses are … Continue reading

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The snow is back

After a very warm March, when the temperatures in the Highlands regularly exceeded those on the Mediterranean, winter – and reality – returned yesterday with a good covering of overnight snow. It is always worrying to get bad weather at … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas

Who knows what the weather will be like at Christmas this year, and actually I won’t be there this time to see. But it could scarcely be more beautiful than it was last year. The pictures will give you some … Continue reading

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Woodcock Days

This weekend we had two days of what were billed as “experimental” woodcock days. Experimental because we have not shot woodcock at Croick before and so were a little unsure about where to find them. Overall I think we can … Continue reading

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