Life at the end of the road

November 4, 2008

What a day

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When I went out feeding this morning the day did not look very inspirational with a thick mist clinging to the whole of our wee valley. I’d not checked the weather but was presuming  it to be on for the day, if this had been the summer I’d have expected it to burn off but not in November. Whilst Bramble was busy eating her breakfast I went and looked in on her 12 piglets,

Not even a day old!

Not even a day old!

who at only 14 or 15 hours old were very lively and I was a bit surprised at the size of the nest that Bramble had made. With the feeding out of the way I went in for breakfast and the temporary post person and permanent swineherd headed to work with our boy who was going to school. 10 mins later she phoned me to tell me that the sun was breaking through here and there and the views were amazing so I unhitched the trailer and drove down the road a mile or two to check it out.

Three Hinds 4/11/08

Three Hinds 4/11/08

After just a few hundred yards we came across 3 hinds who just couldn’t seem to make their minds up what to do as they perched on a rock just above the road before ‘Rainy’s wall’ at Tarbert.

The Storr

The Storr

The old man of Storr looked magnificent but the sea was nowhere to be seen!

Glamaig, Raasay narrows and the red Cuillins

Glamaig, Raasay narrows and the red Cuillins

A little further down the road it was clearing nicely and the calm blue of the Raasay narrows made me almost wish I was clam diving again. By now it was just after 9:00am and there was real heat in the November sun so I turned around and headed for home to a morning of shifting rocks and repairing the pot holes in our drive way. Figuring that Bramble would not go far with her wains in the ark I left the gate open to her field whilst I dumped a few trailer loads of rock near the gate to at least make it so you could walk to her wee house without loosing a welly or two!

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Sure enough whilst being excited at having a good wander around the croft and checking out all the other pigs she didn’t stay away long before going home to check on the ‘wains’. As the sun got higher the day got better and before long I was down to a T shirt so abandoned the road building in favour of firewood gathering.

Five sisters

Five sisters

Though to be honest I spent more time looking eastwards at the ‘Five Sisters of Kintail’ than actually doing any work! still I’d had a busy week and felt it was a well earned rest.

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