Thursday, 13 May 2010

A Cottage Morning

While I have been here at the cottage, I have been steadily catching up with (not quite getting ahead) of the strimming.  A little bit each day.  Yesterday I was the turn of the bankside down to the burn below the orchard.  This morning the donkeys had a few minutes treat grazing there, though I can't leave them as they invariably start on the fruit trees!

The plan is that one day, the orchard will be extanded to this area giving us perhaps another dozen trees.  It  was down here that I planted some wild crab apples a few weeks ago.

I will bore you all with another shot of the Wood Anenomes, I have to admit they are a favourite of mine.  A nice bit of 'bokeh' for Rog too, yes Rog I had to look it up!

After lunch I had a wander down the road to collect the papers and on the way had a chat with some of the locals.

The Highland Cattle above and the Kune Kune pigs below.  I had never heard of  Kunes before I first saw these ones just over a year ago and I am still trying to persuade all concerned to let me have some in the orchard!

At last the old bread bin where all the papers for our little group of houses are delivered in the morning.  It used to be on the other side of the road until it was hit by a wayward car one day!  The papers have been delivered here for as long as I can remember, and probably even longer...


  1. This is a great set of photos. I love the look of that pig and your donkeys are gorgeous!

  2. these highland cows are living in luxury - their own lawn :))

  3. I had to look it up as well!

  4. If it wasn't for the fact my house deeds stipulate 'no pigs in the garden' I'd offer that beauty a seaside holiday any time!!

  5. post as many of those lovely flowers as you like, I enjoy seeing them! I have a friend here that raises highland cattle, I sent her your blog link to take a peak, such beauties!

  6. It looks like paradise to me.