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Valley is filling up with various lakes and new wetland areas, the bulls aren’t enjoying the daily mud bath but they
haven’t quite developed webbed feet just yet! We have been very lucky here at Glamis and most of the water has
found a way out, probably landing up in the underwater lake, which will keep Strathmore Springs bottling plant going
for a while longer!
Bob’s heading out to Regina in Canada next week to look at some black and
red polled Limousin cattle, and I’m getting left at home to deal with the Blackie lambs who are managing to walk
through every fence they come across!
when I went into my office on my birthday to check my emails I was not surprised to see no emails from my sisters,
but one from Eilidh, how did she know?! Not birthday wishes but, please can you write another 650 words.....by
tomorrow would be great!
good, some bad and some indifferent.
The wheat has emerged from the puddle that is the Firth, although not
covering all the ground that was sown. Headriggs and wetter bits have failed to emerge some patching-in may be
At this stage the winter barley looks OK. No spray has gone on yet, so hopefully, we can get on soon
before the sprays that we purchased become illegal – that’s IPU and Treflan.
Ploughing has been near
impossible even downhill!
All the lambs were away before the price rose. “~*@~# typical! Anyway they had to
go as we were under pressure to get the ewes inside. The urea wheat lamb feeding did not work so well this year.
There seemed more resistance to eating from some lambs so the “Gollum’s” had to be put on a barley /blend/silage
mix. This meant we still had lambs left after Xmas so the last lot went to Longtown store. It looked a good price
for about a week!!