Dog and pottery

That Gaping Hole

It has been a difficult few days... I know she was an old girl. I know she was ready to go…but ouch, that huge gaping hole... Like an old pair of shoes she fitted so comfortably into our lives. Had skilfully trained us all up to meet her every need. Always a huge smile on [...]
lambs

The Happy Cow Dance

Our native Highland ladies, those lovely cows, are settling well into their new home at Persabus. One has the most beautifully inquisitive and gorgeous calf. A bundle of fun, at times he can be seen jumping and skipping off through the fields at a rate of knots, his mother charging after him, bellowing loudly, in [...]
Sunset across Caol ila

Horse Play at Persabus

We had been enjoying a tease of beautiful spring weather on the island with gorgeous blue skies and sunshine and then suddenly May was rudely interrupted with a ferociously stormy, wild day of dramatic gales and sleety rain with golf ball size hailstones thrown in for good measure. Even the Paps of Jura were left [...]
Ceramics at Persabus

Spring in the Pottery

At Persabus we are ‘Good To Go’ Our cottages and farmhouse accommodation suite are sparkling and ready to welcome all our lovely guests back to stay with us on the farm once again. The sun is shining. The skies and seas are the brightest of blues. The fields are bursting with life, as lambs and [...]
Flock of Hebridean Sheep

Those Tartan Sheep

Behind the scenes it has been a crazy couple of weeks of online training Zoom meetings and a pile of admin as we get everything ready, making sure we are ‘hot to trot’. Preparing for the time when we can safely begin to welcome you all back to stay with us on the farm at [...]

The Happy Farmer’s Commute

The sun has been rising earlier in the mornings and spring is well and truly here, as those beautiful yellow daffodils are out in bloom lining the single-track road to Persabus. It is an exciting time on the farm with the birth of new calves and the fields filled with heavily pregnant sheep. The Happy [...]
Persabus Farmhouse

Washing Creatively

We appear to be running a professional laundry service at Persabus and are ever so gently and quietly being ‘evicted’ from our 'space'. Our roles might have changed quite a bit over the past year, but the farmhouse continues to be a busy hub of creativity in these strange times. Washing baskets are constantly filled. [...]

The Return of the Happy Farmer

Everyone has been asking what I have done with the Happy Farmer? He has disappeared off the blog posts. Slid off the platform of social media. There have been no updates. No cheeky wee mentions. His last sighting was reportedly on ‘The Mighty Persabus Haggis Hunt’. Did he really in fact end up enjoying copious [...]

‘Staycation’ Islay

The storms died down The hedgerows were suddenly filled with the excited chirruping of birds. The sun came out and the daylight hours stretched on into the early evening. The tease of the spring to come as even the air feels fresher and everything just looks so much brighter. Islay is a place of spectacular [...]

The Draw of the Hebrides

The Hebrides have that certain ‘pull’ even when the full force of nature’s elements are raging across the landscape. As gales lash against the farmhouse, rattling the slates on the roof. Blizzards bringing powdery snowflakes that ‘sting the eyes’ as they swirl ferociously in the storms. It is both dramatic and spectacularly beautiful. Taking full [...]