Tag Archives: Strachur

A bit of a wreck – a bit of an understatement

We said in our very first blog post that Balliemeanoch was a project, a labour of love.  Well here we are, six months in, and well on the way there.  The farmhouse is open and receiving bed and breakfast guests, … Continue reading

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Meet Marley. DOB 29 July 2012.

In the words of his great namesake, ‘Could you be loved?’  You bet!  In fact, it was love at first sight. I mean, just look at his picture – I challenge you not to melt on the spot into a … Continue reading

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Egg-tastic! Small, but perfectly formed.

After weeks of nervous anticipation, our gorgeous girls have started to lay! I have been trying to manage my own expectations, and not get too anxious.  We had been warned that, although our chickens could start laying as early as … Continue reading

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Holy mackerel! – a feast from loch to table

Fantastic, fun and totally delicious. We enjoy a spot of fishing, and there is no shortage of great places to fish around Balliemeanoch – both sea and fresh water.

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Here come the girls!

A great big Balliemeanoch welcome to our six new Black Rock hens. I know it’s not quite the same thing, but we felt a bit like new parents coming home from the hospital with a newborn as we brought our … Continue reading

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Let’s hop on our bikes and go to the pub

Seemed like a simple enough suggestion, so off we went, free-wheeling to the Creggans.  The recent showery spell has kept us mostly indoors for a couple of days and we were in need of some fresh air and exercise.  A … Continue reading

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Two rooms with great views!

Well, here we are, ready to welcome our first visitors.  It’s been a long haul, but stage one is looking pretty splendid – even if I do say so myself.  I’m not fooling myself, mind you, lots more to do … Continue reading

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Easter visitors – meet Barnaby, a very well-travelled bear

 A bit like that other bear with the red wellies, Barnaby Bear has been around a bit. His home is with Class 1 at Greenhill Primary School in Wakefield but, whenever possible, he accompanies his classmates and teachers on their … Continue reading

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March 2012 – in like a lion….

We’re in! Much as we enjoyed our stay at Rhoda’s Cottage, we were itching to move into Balliemeanoch.  And that’s exactly what we did, early in March. We still had to rough it for a while.  There was heat, light … Continue reading

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February 2012, nearly there!

With February came some surprisingly gorgeous weather and our first visitors (more of them later).  The weather meant that building work could crack on apace, and we saw velux windows, downpipes, BT and their lovely broadband, working loos (hurrah, never … Continue reading

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