Wednesday, 26 June 2013


You'll be pleased to hear that The Crofter is back on site, back making teeth for the gummy islanders. Here seen delicately sawing something ready for the surgery in the morn. He had a fine old time I'm led to believe - hence the less than clear head. Apparently his pal won the Hebridean Sheeps section at the Royal Highland Show so they had to stay for the inter-breed competitions and it would have been churlish not to help the bar out with their profits.

Meanwhile up the road the drenching of the sheeps was going on!

Wednesday, 19 June 2013


El Croftero will like a pig in mud at the moment, no doubt propped up by the bar at the Royal Highland Show talking rubbish sheep and pigs and helping the profits of the brewers. Still, he does deserve it - what with doing work and things. He needs to get out and meet people so, if you are at the Show this week, pop along to the Hebridean Sheeps stand and I'm sure they'll point you in the direction of the crofter slumped in the corner :-)

Meanwhile Mum and Dad Crofter are holding the fort!

Monday, 17 June 2013


Mum Crofter and her boy The Crofter sit at the kitchen table. Happens a lot at the croft I can tell you. The Crofter looking out at the world wondering what the day will bring, what animule will escape, fall ill or be borned up.

Mum knows what the day will bring - only at the moment her days have changed a little as she is holed up in front of the steam-powered TV with her left leg in a pot having had a radical pedicure the other day. We wish her a speedy recovery.

Thursday, 13 June 2013


The Crofter was out tending his 'bits' the other day. A polyless-Tunnel no less. The other tunnel has been clothed with netting for some reason. Not sure if he's breeding butterflies in there or keeping the cabbage-rabbits off. Still, it's a departure from the norm. Not that there is much 'norm' on this croft.

Whatever it is, it needed inspection. And Mr Crofter who seems to have a  rather svelte look these days with his new haircut, does the inspecting. If I'm not mistaken, the tunnel is now also covered with a new method of trapping the bottom of the plastic with wood bits to allow for the wind or something. Whether it will allow for the piggy to wander through again remains to be seen

Wednesday, 5 June 2013


No, I have not finished here. I have been  away since you ask. The lambs on The Croft are still causing havoc - either escaping through the gates or asking for more food from Mum Crofter. As it happens, these little creatures are now residing over at Mum & Dad's Croft having out-grown their welcome here.