We have had a fabulous year, welcoming back many guests some of whom are now old friends, and meeting lots of new people from all over the world.
It is a pleasure to be able to share our home and beautiful wildlife with so many people.
The Hide, our newly built self catering studio has welcomed it’s first guests and seems to be very well received from our guest book comments, it is a lovely tiny space with all you need for a stay. http://www.thehideathighoatfield.co.uk
The White Tailed Sea Eagles across the field from us successfully raised two chicks, one of them has been re-located to the Isle of Wight along with 5 other juveniles to help start a population down there.
The red deer rut is in full swing at the moment with the calm of the Autumnal mornings being punctuated by roars from across the loch. This years calves gave us a rare glimpse in late June.
.We have taken our first honey from the bees, it tastes very HONEY and beats anything you can buy from a shop. They are tucked up now ready for the winter.
Our herbaceous border is now 12 months on and has been a riot of colour all year providing flower for the bees from early April right through to late October.
The personal highlight for me this year has been my first ever sighting of a Kingfisher. It was fishing in the burn at nearby Ardnadrochet bridge.