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A collection of stories about life on Eastside hill sheep farm in Scotland. Short, frequent and hopefully engaging... we’ll try our best!

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Archives for December 2011

Tupping time on the farm

Autumn is when the ewes (female sheep) on the farm are in season - meaning that they’re receptive to a potential mate.  At this time we put out our male sheep called “tups” or rams with them in order to conceive new lambs. 

The ewes are in the peak of health and condition at this time of year from all the rich grazing theyʼve consumed in the summer. They will need all their extra fat reserves for the winter to come and to provide for themselves and the lambs growing inside them.

A ewe’s gestation period is 5 months so the tupping is carefully planned for the new lambs to be born in the following April and May when there is plentiful grass for them to eat and produce milk for their offspring.

A Blackface tup resting in the shed

A Blackface tup resting in the shed ↑

All photographs © Michael Rummey Photography


Eastside Steading and Stable Christmas Photos

This year, as with every year, we’ve decorated the cottages for Christmas. Our photographer Michael Rummey has returned to photograph the Steading cottage, sleeping 4 and the Stable cottage, sleeping 2 in all their Christmas glory. Please take a look at the new photographs and enjoy!

Steading Christmas

Steading Christmas ↑

All photographs © Michael Rummey Photography


Eastside Byre Christmas Photos

Our photographer, Michael, recently came to photograph the cottages to show them off in all their Christmas splendour! The Byre was photographed first and here are the results. The cottages are all decorated from the 1st of December until the 6th of January (or the nearest available date) so if you need a special Christmas location for a family get together, or fancy a Christmas holiday hideaway after an energetic festive season then just give us a bell.

There's loads of space in the Byre's kitchen / dining room for a wonderful Christmas

There's loads of space in the Byre's kitchen / dining room for a wonderful Christmas ↑

All photographs © Michael Rummey Photography


New website!

By the time you read this the website will be up and running which is all very exciting. The team at Tigerchick Web Design have done a wonderful job making the website and blogs, and brochures and then linking it all up with social media so that it is even easier to stay in touch.

We hope the new website will make it much easier for you to find out about the cottages, attractions and events in Edinburgh and the surrounding area as well as life on the farm.

Eastside Website Launched in 2012

Eastside Website Launched in 2012 ↑

Website design by Tigerchick