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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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Autumn colour

  It may well be because of the long period of good weather we have enjoyed recently, but the Autumn colours are as good this year as I can ever remember. It is ample compensation for the return of wind … 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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