After The Storm

Yesterday was nuts, wind wise, sunny but very windy, this morning it was the complete opposite. Overcast, flat calm and of course midgie.

So to avoid them it was a good day to stay in the house, but not for long, after the sun yesterday the plants needed watering.

Fishbox Allotment

This is the ruin in front of the house, now the walled garden. It was going to be a new bunkhouse but after getting planning the next stage meant much more money than we expected and in the present economic climate we felt it pointless.  Now at least it is being used and producing something which is positive.

The idea is to use fishing boxes, prawn boxes and tubs because the slugs like to dine on our produce and this way there is a better chance, so far so good!

Yesterday I picked up a second hand  shower pump  from Duncan at DK Computers, Portree which was going spare.  Apart from supplying pumps they are also pretty good at fixing computers at DK. It was Duncan who suggested the pump to increase pressure at the deer larder and with stalking starting soon the pressure’s on to get it ready. So a trial took place to-day which was successful. Next stage is to get bits from Portree and fit it. The difficult bit will be describing the sizes needed to Willie Wilsons staff in Portree, plumbing fittings for me are a nightmare.

Temporary Pump Trial.

Three yachts in to-day but the one from Oban left in the early evening, maybe the midgies were bothering them.

They all came ashore, paid there dues and even bought some produce, much appreciated.

The RYA Muster

Later on there was a committee meeting of the RYA on the path behind Rona Lodge.

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About Bill Cowie

I've been living on the island since April 2002, alone for the first 5 years, my partner L joined me in 2007. We manage the Island for a Danish family who bought the Island in the early 90's. Their hopes for the Island are to make it self sufficient supporting its inhabitants and that is where we come in. We look after the stock, 3 holiday cottages, machinery, boat and of course the visitors. It is pretty challenging but it is a beautiful place to live and work, we love it and strangely enough we love it even more in the depths of winter when all is quiet apart from the gales and rain. We do a bit of fishing, stock work, stalking deer and loads of other stuff. We have good support from lots of people whom we have met over the years and have become involved in the Island. Too many to mention here but keep an eye on the blog, they'll be there for sure in the future.
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