Whats been happening on the farm? Nearly at the end of February already.. the days are getting longer and it is great to be doing the school run at both ends of the day in daylight!
We have had mixed weather all month - but no great storms to speak of. In fact this winter has not been as windy as usual! I haven't checked the wind turbine generation readings for a while, but I know they will be down on last year.
Farmer has been gathering the hill to bring the ewes in for scanning tomorrow. We have just gone up to Larach mhor on the main road above Treshnish to retrieve the truck, as they left it there at the start of the gather yesterday. On the way up there we could see across to the Sitheans, and could see a puckle of ewes that got away from them yesterday. Hence Farmer off with the dogs to get them in now.
Scanning the ewes is useful to us as it means we know which ewes are expecting twins and can keep them in for supplementary feeding nearer the time. Lambing is about 6 weeks away!
Toechtamhor has been the centre of attention this month - with an upgraded shower and new bathroom windows all round, plus one improvement I will leave as a surprise for regular visitors! The twin bedroom has a new insulated wooden floor and both bedrooms have new easy to control electric heaters - finally, the days of storage heaters are over I am glad to say!
There has been work going on in other cottages too...! Shieling has had lighting improvements, and a new shower before Christmas. Studio had an upgraded shower before Christmas too. West has its new layout which feels really good, and feedback from guests so far is very positive.
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