What a year this has been for us all. Covid has reeked havoc with us all and all our businesses, and here we are now coming to a slightly premature end to the season. The season that we have had has been good. Pretty choc a bloc here, which has been great for our sanity and we appreciate it all.
This blog has suffered though, for various reasons here we have never seemed to have the right staff , and busy farmers markets and pie making has taken up a lot of my spare time .
Now it seems, another lockdown is not far away. As England has already locked down, and the Central belt of Scotland is on a travel ban, there are not many people on the move and I can’t help but feel we won’t be far behind as the numbers are not coming down in Scotland.
Covid has made it to Mull, we have small clusters of cases. Up until then, the only people I personally knew that had the virus are a family friend in Edinburgh and my own wee boy Jack, who started Glasgow University this September. He lives in the now very famous Murano buildings in a flat of 11, and 8 of them all tested positive and showed very few symptoms. His sister Asha had a visit from him in Edinburgh, the day his flatmate was tested. She was tested and had to isolate for 2 weeks, but was negative. He has been fine and doesn’t seem to have any repercussions.
Some happy news here, Triggy has had puppies, after years of trying she has finally given us a litter. Her mum Lexi is 12 and we feel we need to add to our doggy family. Cloudy has been accepted by Lexi an Triggy after a long couple of months, and in a week or 2 she will be running riot with the 4 new additions.
The farm has been having a fantastic year. The weather has been favourable and has been suiting grass conditions, the live and dead price for animals has been at a premium and the circle of life has continued to roll.
Our farm renovation project, to provide affordable long term accommodation has been finally approved by the Rural Housing fund and we hope that this will be finalised soon and work will start next year to provide 5 new properties.
We have other various projects in the pipeline and they will be appearing on the Goodlife soon. Stay safe everyone.