A Full or maybe a Fuel Day

Fuel Delivery

After the fuel delivery yesterday and major stress with pumps not working, to-day delivering the fuel to various tanks went better but it took most of the day. Went to Dry Harbour with their fuel and had time to mow the grass, check the mink traps and speak to our new guests. The report was favourable with both cottage occupants very comfortable and happy, one visitor who brought a kayak had an interesting paddle round from Big Harbour especially going round into Dry harbour. The waves were coming off the cliffs going back against the swell and he got a bit of a bumpy ride.

The First Cut

The deer had been doing a grand job of keeping the cottage grass cropped but now the visitors are here the deer have departed but it was good to get some free help getting it naturally mowed.

After last nights supper club I was dead beat so I checked the mink traps and had a result, dealt with that and headed back over to Big Harbour. Just when I thought I’d put the feet up L reminded me that we had sausages to make so we set that up, 2 hours later we wrapped   it up because the sausage skins kept bursting, Ah well!! back to the drawing board.

 

 

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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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