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Apr 1st, 2015

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Beware of the Bears…

I have a confession to make. I was in fact responsible for the April Fool ‘Beware of the Bears’ poster in Lochgoilhead. I probably have a warped sense of humour – but the idea that the beaver scheme (which I support wholeheartedly by the way) would suddenly expand into bears and that some poor tourist […]

Mar 29th, 2015

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Lovin’ it – maybe…

Some time ago my Mum bought me a super bird feeder tree. It has taken us a while to get it put up (my original location choice turned out to be impossible due to an impenetrable layer of concrete). But yesterday R managed to put it up next to the existing bird feeder. It looks […]

Mar 27th, 2015

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Lambs in the snow

The very cold weather continues with new snow on the hills nearly every day this week. It doesn’t stop nature though because yesterday I saw the first lamb of the season, and today R and I heard another one when we were walking through the woods (farm animals around here don’t have a lot of […]

Mar 25th, 2015

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Ship on the Horizon

Fantastic morning again though bitterly cold (our weather station said -2C at 6:30am). R and I had a departure from our usual walk and went out along the lochside towards the holiday camp. We could hear the calls of Whooper swans from the loch (although we couldn’t see them). They are presumably the same group […]

Mar 24th, 2015

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Sprinkling of Snow overnight

It had been supposed to snow overnight, but although according to our weather station it got down to 1C – we have had no snow at loch level; there is a sprinkling of snow on Beinn Bheula. This may be the last of the year if the dates from 2014 are anything to go by […]

Mar 23rd, 2015

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Hard work in the Garden

The garden has been looking a bit run down (certainly not up to the standard of the previous owners) as I was tremendously busy and didn’t have a lot of time for it towards the end of last year. So over the last few days I have been having a major clean up and am […]

Mar 20th, 2015

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Frog Orgy

I was walking down to the summerhouse this morning when I heard a familiar burbling sound coming from the pond. Down near the stream the water was surging about and sure enough the frogs had arrived and were (not to put too fine a point on it) “getting it on” – right at the point […]

Mar 18th, 2015

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Frog Stealer

I’m afraid it doesn’t look like we are getting our frog orgy in the pond this year – I suspect due to the activities of our heron. There are some frogs (and newts) because I disturbed some while I was gardening today – but obviously the presence of the heron is a little off putting […]

Mar 17th, 2015

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Lots of wildlife activity overnight

Spring is definitely the very best time of year for the webcams. Last night we had major activity from our two (or more – two is the most we have seen together at one time) badgers, who visited the area around the fence more than ten times between midnight and 5am. We were also visited […]

Mar 15th, 2015

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Not for the fainthearted….

Well as promised today we set off to complete our high level circuit between Lochgoilhead and Drimsynie Beg, returning by our ‘new’ path the old Lochgoilhead carriage way. It was a lovely morning, and R and I spent it barrowing tons of earth and sand as part of stage one of moving our greenhouse to […]