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Evening Fence planning

Still recovering from Royal Highland Show adventure means the day of showers was spent on paperwork but a lovely evening, and the need for gentle exercise, inspired a bit of new field planning, and the layout of a new fence.  Was enthralled by a display from our personal Starling Murmuration Team.

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Smallholding Scotland is launched

Smallholding Scotland is Launched.
Established by smallholders, Smallholding Scotland is a unique, member-led organisation dedicated to representing, promoting and supporting smallholding across Scotland.
The Societies purpose is to promote and support the sustainable stewardship and the purposeful use of smallholdings.


The website is live at www.smallholding.scot and applications for membership are welcome.

There is a lot to do over the coming weeks, months and years to build the organisation into a strong body that supports and represents smallholders in Scotland but there is a vision and a will to do that – and with the active support of Scottish smallholders, we can achieve it.

The management committee is determined that the organisation will be member led; that it will be open and transparent in its working. News items will be added to the website regularly and you can sign up for the newsletter via the website.

There are still vacancies on the management committee. If you have time and energy to commit to growing Smallholding Scotland and smallholding in Scotland, please get in touch.

Soggy Sparrows

The constant showers had even our wee sparrows fed up – lined up on the chairs just outside the (very dirty) window.
We have literally hundreds of these characterful wee birds and there are juveniles on every fence begging for food. They have had far too much fun with baby veggies .. will need to increase the protection and so some more. !!

Wild flowers

Walking into an area of orchids reminds of the unique beauty around us amongst the ordinary. Our herb rich grazing still has too many rashes, but the diversity and rarity of species is very special.
And then the rarity pops up in the commonplace spaces just to surprise.

Alexander technique teacher here this coming week

Our lovely Alexander Technique teacher and talented friend Erica Donnison will be visiting this coming week (11-16 May 2017) and there are still some spaces for lessons in Alexander Technique; POSE running; Tellington Ttouch Training and MBTI .. please message to book a lesson / more details.

Glorious weather


We are basking in some beautiful weather .. and watering all our newly planted wee trees and hedgerow plants !!
And these two were enjoying soaring on the thermals .. glad our lambs come inside in the evening for a little while yet, out of their way. One was spotted flying with a lamb in its talons not so far from here.