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Jan 14th, 2017

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Sheep Rescue

This morning R and I were doing our usual waterfall walk. It was our day to go to Glasgow so we had to go early so it was still dark – but clear and with a nearly full moon, so that it was light enough to be able to see where we were going. R […]

Dec 1st, 2016

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Advent 1st Dec – Sheep in the Snow

Today is 1st December and I opened my Jacquie Lawson Advent Calendar – it is a seaside theme this year and seems good so far (they are always good) but afraid the one the year before last when she did the Edwardian Country House (this was at the height of popularity of Downton Abbey) will […]

Apr 5th, 2016

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Lovely Evening

It turned out nice late this afternoon after a dismal Sunday and Monday. I went for a walk out towards Coran Lochan and it was very pretty indeed on the high path. The days for going through the cow field are numbered for this year though – as it is the worst place for flies, […]

Feb 12th, 2015

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Pet Sheep

My Mum sent me a good newspaper cutting today. You need to click on the image to be able to read the text clearly, The reason for us both liking this is that when I was a child we had a pet sheep. She actually belonged to the farm next door, but had been brought […]

Feb 2nd, 2015

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Sheep on a wall

There is a small ivy covered wall in the back garden here which is all that is left of the original lodge house which stood on this site and burned down in the 1970s. In the absence of being able to get at much grass through the snow, our resident escapees spent several hours eating […]

Jan 13th, 2015

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Snow Scape

It has been snowing off and on all day today. The hills look quite spectacular but it has been exceedingly cold. This afternoon I walked over to the shop at the holiday camp and got some good photos, including one of a species of duck I haven’t seen before. We also saw a sheep in […]

Apr 6th, 2014

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Lochgoilhead Lawnmowers

The sheep have returned.  Two of them this time – and although we have gently shoed them a few times (cats are scared of them and they keep eying up the plants) they keep coming back. We have a fragment of wall that belonged to the former house which burned down (we think immediately post-war), […]

Feb 14th, 2014

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In which we have visitors

Two unexpected (though not necessarily unwelcome) visitors today. Firstly, a heron which we used to see down at the bridge over the river just outside our garden seems to have decided to take over our pond. It stood motionless by the edge of the pool for over an hour this morning – it is out […]