More Snow

Been a long time since we had a week of snow on Rona, or at least snow showers. Worrying to waken up to this to-day.

Snow Emergency

When I opened the curtains and saw three inches of snow I went, ok here we go. Not quite looking forward to digging lambs out but given the temperature last night I was worried.

Where’s the Grass Gone

But it was not long (two hours) before the sun came out and I would guess by mid day most of it will be away.

Sick Ewe

Once I had dealt with the bulk of the sheep, a head count and fed, it was onto feed the twin lamb that was struggling. After that a dose of Parafend and antibiotics for the Mother. The Ewe has scour and it is going to be touch and go if we can keep the lambs on her. Apart from that it is messy to say the least.

Feeling Very Sorry For Herself

So to-day’s job is to clean out the pen, it stinks!!!

Portree Tomorrow

I thought since I was there I’d get the boat in off the mooring for tomorrows trip to Portree. We need more sheep feed after heavier feeding this week.

Rowing in the Snow

Not very often you can say that you were rowing in the snow. The boat started first turn although I had a wee issue last trip to Portree, so I’ll be watching it carefully tomorrow.

Some Views from the Boat.
Back to Base

I had a sail round the Bay taking photos then put MV Rona to the Pontoon, I’ll get it ready for Portree tomorrow later. I’ll also be getting prepared for Calum coming to help put the moorings tackle back on this week. I think it may be a busy year.

Wintery Scene

I fed the ewes still to lamb then had a wee run around.

Looking Out To Portree Above The Lodge

As I drove around the sun was getting pretty hot, the snow melting as fast as it fell.

That is the story this morning.

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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1 Response to More Snow

  1. Again lovely photographs. I think you are right about you being busy this year. Self catering accomodation and I guess including boats are at a premium.

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