Monthly Archives: March 2011

Down on the beach

The tidal range in Wigtown Bay can be around 8 metres at the spring tides. This gives us a large area of inter-tidal beach in Kirkandrews bay and plenty of opportunity for exploring around the shell beaches, mud flats and more »

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Acerectomy

The sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus) plantation is now on its way to being a supply of stove fuel and garden mulch. After a minor setback with not being able to start up the chain saw, the reliable old Flinn-Garlick cross-cut saw more »

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Springtime

The snowdrops are over and the daffodils are in full bloom. We have made a start at removing the sycamore trees from the middle section of the garden. The trunks and larger branches will become fuel for the wood stove next winter more »

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Aladdin’s Couloir

Our latest trip up into the snowy Cairngorms. Our target was a route called Aladdin’s Couloir in Coire an t’Sneachda which is just a short walk round the corner from the main car park at Cairngorm ski area. The short more »

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First Weekend

Here are a selection of pictures from our first weekend at Craig Cottage. Our friends Hilary and Jonathan helped out by testing the guest facilities.

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First Visitors – February 2011

Our first visitors at Craig Cottage. Hilary and Jonathan helped us get moved in on our first weekend at the cottage. They also made sure that our wine glasses were in good working order.

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First Look at the Garden

The garden was very overgrown with brambles, nettles, ground elder and blackthorn. We are leaving some of the blackthorn thicket as a refuge for birds but the brambles and nettles are being cleared to make way for more decorative items. more »

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