Sunday, 2 August 2009

Barn owl update!

Just a quick update on my previous post about the nesting barn owls...

There were only 2 owlets that fledged from the box this summer. This probably means it was not a great year for field voles around the farm or maybe the parent birds were a bit young and inexperienced for raising a larger family. Anyway the 2 young birds looked to be doing well and were off flying around the garden and fields by the time we left the farm! Hopefully they will go on using the nestbox in the years to come.

Saturday, 1 August 2009


Well the removal men eventually turned up and took most of our things away to be stored somewhere in the uk until we find them a new home. Meanwhile our time at the farm came to an end and we had to pack everything else we wanted to take with us into the back of the van! There wasn't much spare space in there by the time we finished!

The dog of course had her spot...a room with a view! Extremely well tied down dog cage positioned so that she could look out of the windows and not get too bored as we travelled.

And there was a tiny space left for this little guy...well we couldn't really leave him behind!

And then we were off....

So we're finally back chez nous in Scotland! It seems like we've been away aaages and in fact it was the best part of 3 months (!!) so it's not surprising. Now it's just a struggle to get back into the daily routine (disrupted by searching for a new house still) and get on with crafting new stuff!