Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Highland Cattle chilling out.

In this hot weather even the herd of Highland Cattle on the farm need to keep cool. They find the cold water in the pond in their field most welcoming when the temperatures soar.......maybe we should join them !

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Pheasant chicks

Pheasant chicks born late June/early July are now emerging from the hedgerow closely guarded by mum and dad. At the last count there were 8 chicks and we hope they are not picked off by the Sparrowhawk or Hooded Crows and live to enjoy life. They have doubled in size during the past two weeks and are becoming much more adventurous.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Highland heatwave

A really beautiful week with warm, balmy temperatures accompanied by a refreshing breeze off of Loch Ness. Lots more boating craft on Loch Ness including the speedy Rib trip to Urquhart Castle, the Fingal barge for activity breaks, hired pleasure cruisers, canoes, yachts and also this unusual masted sailing vessel passing Urquhart Castle in the background.