George The Island Cat

George Playing With Sheep’s Wool.

George the cat has been in residence since 2006, he has used a few of his 9 lives to date but he continues to work at the mice around the Lodge. He is posted missing at this time of year and who knows where he goes, he only comes home to have breakfast and have a sleep before heading out again.  To-day I finished strimming the park in front of the house, that was after sorting out a fleet of creels which took forever. George took to chasing sheep’s wool which was being blown around in the brisk North wind. It has been a cracker of a day but near a gale around five o’clock.

George Guarding the Hens Bedding After Strimming.

Yacht Canpa, a rather smart Nicholson stayed over in Big harbour to-day. The other yacht left early, ta for the donation lads. The guys off ‘Canpa’ enjoyed a good sunny day and threatened to stay forever but I guess their epic to Iceland will have to take place first, but they say they’ll be back. It was the skipper’s birthday yesterday I found out this afternoon and he’s a long way from home (Jersey Island of) but he’s happy to have spent it with his wife on this Island.

Spindrift was in to-day and had a good boatfull. One of the visitors had come all the way from Belgium to Rona to buy a full set of our Island local carriage stamps. After they left we put the pump together for the larder, Kevin (skipper MV Spindrift) had been very obliging picking up fittings in Portree.

Last Job Of The Day.

Tomorrow we will fit the pump to the larder water supply to increase the miserable water pressure and next week maybe start our deer control. After that it was around 6.30pm so it was nice to sit outside in the breezy front garden without midgies and enjoy a glass of Nicky and Ian’s box of red wine they ‘forgot’ to take away with them, it went down a treat and it was very enjoyable watching the Cirrus clouds screaming past, too many pictures to upload but here’s one at the end of the day.

Cirrus Over Big Harbour.

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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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