We’ve been under snow, more or less continuously, since the end of November so it really is about time to sit down and write a bit of a catch up blog post.
This is the default colour at Lynbreck since the end of November – white!
We’ve not been very good at this of late. It’s not because we’ve been twiddling our thumbs – actually the opposite – we haven’t stopped. In fact the whole of 2017 has been foot to the pedal but it’s involved a huge amount of behind the scenes work.
Some of the work has involved this kind of thing (photo courtesy of John MacPherson)
Since we bought the croft we have had a massive amount of planning to do. This has involved growing new business heads, applying for grant funding, hiring and managing contractors, networking, the list goes on….
Not to forget all our visitors. This little fella was definitely the big surprise of 2017. We’re still amazed he managed to get here!
2017 has seen us plant a new woodland, install 4km of new fencing, renovate our old byre (nearly…), write a new woodland and farm management plan and get our first pigs – and those are just the bigger highlights.
There’s (literally) been miles of fencing installed – both deer and livestock (photo courtesy of John MacPherson)
Our old byre, stripped down and ready for renovation
And 2018? Well, at the minute it’s looking like another 4km of fencing, 1,350m of hedging, a new barn, a new shelterbelt, 10 tree fodder plots all still to go in. Oh and then there’s all our livestock! Cows, more pigs, pasture hens and bees all arriving in Spring time and we still have a lot of prep work to do for them.
Eggs won’t be the only produce for sale in 2018…. We’re definitely stepping up our game on that front
We know there will be many more tales to tell from Lynbreck Croft so we’ll keep blogging with stories from the Highlands. We do lots more on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram if you want a regular catch up.
And there’ll always be the odd tree to plant….