No Alcohol To-day!!!!!

Well we woke up this morning with a desire to have a week off the wine and put the head down and trying very hard to catch up. Grasscutting, sorting out the grass, timber to our very Scandinavian summerhouse, and loads of emails, just another Monday.

Grasscutting very suburban

Told you it was a good day in the West, George.

We had a few problems with the older sheep and the missing ewes who had returned to the fold so it was with pure luck they all went to the place I wanted them.

Sheep Time, in the park!

The plan was to get back to them later. So with a few hours spare I sorted the garden, got the timber near the summer house site and lots of other odds and ends. We had a few yachts in too. At four o’clock myself and L sorted the sheep, injected a few and for the first time sheared two on my own. It went better that I expected that was because  the ‘Rise’ was better on  the two escapee ewes compared to when I was serving my apprenticeship with George.

Should have gone to Spec Savers!!

Just when we thought we were finished Emma and James arrived from the cottages looking for prawns, Menno and Janie arrived with a bottle of ‘Old Pulteney’ and the German yachties from Yacht Imagine stopped by,  so the rest is history and here I am trying to blog with a belly full of alcohol, so much for Monday’s resolution!!!!!!

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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