Tuesday, 4 May 2021
Sunday, 25 April 2021
Bird's foot trefoil
Bugle (at Alan's)
Early purple orchid
Narrow leaved helleborine
Saturday, 24 April 2021
Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Sunday, 28 March 2021
We woke this morning to British Summer Time. Wind and rain. Not a great start to 'summer time' weather wise.
Lambing is 2 weeks away so Farmer got a shock at feeding time this morning when he found an abandoned newborn lamb in the field of ewes all expecting twins. He looked around and unfortunately found the second lamb drowned in a ditch. No sign of the mother anywhere. The lamb (Lois) is now warm and cosy in our porch, with a full belly, and is thankfully thriving.
Earlier in the week we had to go over to our neighbour's fank to film some ewes he is selling to send to the potential buyer. It is one of the few stone fanks still in use on the island and has an amazing view across to Treshnish!
The day before I had been down in the Ross of Mull photographing stone fanks with the drone. This one is at Knockvologan, beautifully made with high walls. It was last used about 30 years ago.
Toechtamhor had guests from the Ross of Mull last weekend, I was down there measuring for new curtains in the double bedroom, and the sun was out. Just lovely!
A lot of feeding going on just now. Keeping the ewes in good shape for the latter part of their pregnancies.
This one has realised that being brave means having a few titbits before Farmer feeds everyone else.
The Common gulls are back at their nesting site, and following the quad bike around the different areas where the sheep are fed.
The Herdwick ewes were put through the fank yesterday so they could have a pre-lambing checkover and receive their annual worm drench.
This ewe is expecting triplets so she is staying in the shed to have her lambs where we can easily see her, and help if need be.