I was so pleased to be invited to help (with the fleeces) In the clipping shed. The sheep were very pleased to be unloading the weight.

The clipping shed

The clipping shed

The clipping shed

The clipping shed

The clipping shed

The clipping shed

At the clipping shed

A short break at the clipping shed, Riona with her adorable Bo (Highland calf) and Bert (Bo’s very own pet lamb).

In the evenings I have been attempting to card and spin the wool. I have made a drop spindle and am at present getting the fleece to resemble thread! I learnt from youtube video’s and no 2 are the same so trial and much error! Time is the main factor.

We have had many visits from family and friends, sadly I have written the photos to our other hard drive and need to upload these before 7am (data allowance) So I will attempt another family and friends blog sooooooon!!

Here are some summer into Autumn photos.

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Walking in the Highlands of Scotland

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First snow of Winter 2016

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Walking in the Highlands of Scotland

 

 

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Amazing guests

These guys are professional photographers, check out their work. http://simonemondino.it

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Some things I love about the Highlands

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The terrible two. Our lovely friends black labrador over for a visit.

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Relics

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One of our favourite ruins

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Our lovely new fence on the croft. Thank you Tommy,

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On the beach at the bottom of the croft.

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beach Ben Loyal and Ben Hope

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Walking in the Highlands of Scotland

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From the back bedroom window.

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Dunrobin castle.

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Seals on the sandbank

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Devils bit scabious sowing it’s seeds

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Walking in the Highlands of Scotland

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local wildlife

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fallen from the nest but mum still fed and looked after it.

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from the front bedroom window

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most nights this week from the back bedroom window. The Aurora Borealis.

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A trip down the west coast

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First snow of 2016

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Walking in the Highlands of Scotland

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Walking in the Highlands of Scotland

Currently we are working flat out on the croft. We are building drystone walls, repairing tracks, fencing, planting trees etc. The daylight hours are short so sun up to sundown there is no time to waste having a break, drink, rest take photo’s etc. Another subject for the next blog. We are currently creating a track down our croft , which anyone who has visited will be aware REALLY needed attention!

Saffie is enjoying the company

Saffy is enjoying the company