• The Lambing That Sun Forgot : Spring 2013

    I’m sitting here on the 22nd April 2013 (week four of lambing); there is a stiff breeze blowing outside but the sun is shining brightly. The TV is droning in the background and a couple of women are talking about how this day is the most popular day to start …

    Hill Ewes Were Caught By The Drifts On The Riverbank
  • Me, The Lambing and Caitlin

    Lambing is a bit like Marmite for me – March comes round and the thought of it looming across the hill makes me shudder. Sleep deprivation, physically demanding, painful, stressful and all-consuming. At least, that’s what I’m thinking about before we start – and then the first few lambs start to arrive, the adrenalin …

    A Settled Pen of In-Lamb Ewes from Jim Fairlie
  • How I Found My Sea Legs Scallop Fishing In Mull

    I recently spent an amazing day out Scallop Fishing In Mull… Here’s how I made it from the hills of Perthshire to the sea. I have always had an unstinting respect for fisherman. They are the last true hunters; taking to the wilds of the sea to provide us with a …

    Jim Fairlie at Logiealmond fishing with Guy Grieve of the ethical shellfish company
  • Inspiration From A Horse Burger

    So… how would I start my brand new blog?  What would be the perfect way to introduce the many different roles of a farmer-producer?  If I had a pencil I’d be chewing at the end of it!  And then there it was – manna from Heaven… or horse meat from …

    Tesco Horsemeat Scandal
Hill Ewes Were Caught By The Drifts On The Riverbank

The Lambing That Sun Forgot : Spring 2013

I’m sitting here on the 22nd April 2013 (week four of lambing); there is a stiff breeze blowing outside but the sun is shining brightly. The TV is droning in the background and a couple of women are talking about how this day is the most popular day to start …

A Settled Pen of In-Lamb Ewes from Jim Fairlie

Me, The Lambing and Caitlin

Lambing is a bit like Marmite for me – March comes round and the thought of it looming across the hill makes me shudder. Sleep deprivation, physically demanding, painful, stressful and all-consuming. At least, that’s what I’m thinking about before we start – and then the first few lambs start to arrive, the adrenalin …