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Mar 23rd

2017

By donich_admin

Otter back again

Shortly after we moved in here we saw an otter on the webcam over the pond (it was actually around this time of year).  We didn’t see him again over the next few months and then we had to give up on “Pond Cam” because the network wouldn’t support it and it kept crashing “Shed Cam”. […]

Mar 22nd

2017

By donich_admin

Night of the Sausages

I bought R some super large hot dogs which he didn’t think much to.  So with half the packet left over, I decided to put them out for the badgers.  This was the result, but not quite what we were expecting (click on the picture to see the video). I’ve no idea where the black […]

Mar 22nd

2017

By donich_admin

Duke’s Path in the snow

I took a wander up the Duke’s Path towards Coran Lochan today.  The weather was superb, although cold and snowy and the views were first rate. Obviously no one had been along the path since the snow fell; no one human at least although I saw lots of animal tracks (mostly deer and sheep). This […]

Mar 21st

2017

By donich_admin

Winter back today

The day before yesterday I was saying to R that the last of the snow was gone off the mountains here for the year.  How wrong could I be, because today it was back with a vengeance.  Down here at loch level it was only just cold enough to lie a bit in the back […]

Mar 19th

2017

By donich_admin

Another good one

Definitely the best time of the year for wildlife.  This little roe stag visited the webcam area around tea time and made a meal of part of one of our bushes (a very prickly one but they don’t seem to mind the thorns).  You can see the velvet on his lovely new antlers Click on […]

Mar 16th

2017

By donich_admin

Frogs here and gone

In spite of the constant heron activities, the frogs did finally arrive in our pond, and for about a week we could hear the low burble of their croaking whenever we walked down the drive.  In fact I think the frogs have done very well this year – every pool and puddle seems to be […]

Mar 16th

2017

By donich_admin

Badger and Cat

The other night we caught this on the webcam (Click on the picture to play the video).   Tora sat for several minutes quietly contemplating a badger which simply ignored him. Lots of badger activity at the moment – the poor pine marten turned up at 4am one night to find that every single nut had […]

Mar 12th

2017

By donich_admin

Stuffed loaf and “Spicy Donich Soup”

I made this bread which featured on the bake off a few years ago.  It was seriously nice – although when I make it again I think I will ditch the goats’ cheese as I am not that fond of it.  It certainly looked very good and would make a nice centre piece for a […]

Mar 10th

2017

By donich_admin

Happy Family

This is Billy our local bull and his favourite cow in the field by our house.  I thought this was a very tender family scene as the calf is his son from last year.  As I approached the youngster was having a drink from Mum, and Billy was resting his head against her side – […]

Mar 9th

2017

By donich_admin

Spring Flowers

The spring flowers are finally in bloom. Narcissi everywhere in the garden. One solitary snowdrop which has suddenly appeared by the fence – I’ve never seen one in our garden before and actually there aren’t that many in this area. Some pretty flowers which grow in the drive every year and which someone told me were […]