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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 […]

Mar 13th, 2015

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In which the weather is greatly improved

Hard to believe that we were on the same planet as yesterday when we woke up this morning. The weather today has been simply gorgeous and I have managed to get quite a lot done in the garden (helped by both cats). There is still a fair bit of snow on the hills but the […]

Mar 12th, 2015

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In which we are entirely surrounded by water

The title is a quote from Winnie-the-Pooh and is a slight dramatic license as we are on a hill to the extent that we would be the last house standing if Loch Goil decided to break its banks. But even so it is impressively flooded around here today. We went to Dumbarton this afternoon and […]

Mar 11th, 2015

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A close encounter of the Striped Kind

I went out to put nuts out for the wildlife tonight and surprised a visiting badger who had arrived early and was stuffing down some sunflower seeds left by the birds this afternoon. He (or she) wasn’t very scared and we stared at each other for a minute or so before he snuffled off through […]

Mar 10th, 2015

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Historic Paths

R happened to find this very interesting website covering heritage routes in Scotland. We noticed that not half a mile from our house is the ‘Lochgoilhead Carriage Road’ This is of particular interest because we really enjoy a walk you can find in the walking guide to the area (highly recommended) on the Lochgoilhead Holidays […]