Tag Archives: Scottish Highlands

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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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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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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