1952 80' Land Rover
Juliet's 1952 ex New Zealand Army 80" wheelbase Land Rover, imported by us in 2009 and in regular use around the farm and local area. Seen here having just delivered our sheep to the Royal Highland Show.
Another Land Rover
1979 Series 3 Land Rover
Gordon's 1979 Series 3 long wheelbase. This is very much a working vehicle, used for hauling trailers, fetching animal feed and so on and even charging snowdrifts. It was even called upon to rescue a vintage bus from a waterlogged rally field - which of course it did successfully.
Old man, old bikes
Gordon at the end of a successful Beamish Trophy Trial. Like us, the old bikes don't get out much these days. Nonetheless, we couldn't imagine life without having one or two around.
Mixed native hedging
A view of our latest stretch of hedge. The black dots on the far right are Hebridean and Soay tups. We have at last planted hedges around all of our boundary, plus a spinney and trees for coppicing. It has taken 14 years and 8,000 native trees.
Hedge and dogs
This stretch of hedge along our northern boundary is now big enough to provide shelter from the northerly winds which occur all too frequently. In fact, when this picture was taken there was a brisk cold northerly blowing.
Sweet corn and tomatoes
Being 1000 feet up, a polytunnel is essential for growing a decent variety of vegetables. French marigolds are companion plants and the hen ark is for a brood of recently hatched Scots Grey chicks.
And if you have ever wondered what the strange noises are
My father and grandfather were both pipers. From time to time, the sound of the pipes drifts over the surrounding countryside, continuing the family tradition. Here is my entire fan club watching as I played at our elder son's wedding.