Where Eagles Soar…..

It has been a busy old week. We have welcomed many new guests to the farm and waved others on their way. So many fascinating people from all corners of the globe, with so many interesting stories to tell. This week we welcomed Koreans, Americans, Germans, Norwegians, and a lovely lady who grew up on [...]

All for Mairi’s Wedding…

A right good 'Island Hoolie'. Wedding fever arrived at the farm this weekend with the ‘Porter-MacCallum’ wedding celebrations. What a truly creative, happy and unique day Mairi, our local sheep whisperer, and her husband John, butcher and fly-fishing champion, treated us all to. Where else would you have impeccably behaved pet lambs as bridesmaids, complete [...]

The Persabus Islay Festival of Music and Malt

There is a carnival atmosphere on the island as the Islay Festival of Music and Malt gets underway. The sun is splitting the skies as people from all corners of the world have travelled over the seas to Islay’s shores to join in the festivities. The Happy Farmer therefore feels obliged, duty bound in fact, [...]

Farmer Exits to the Mainland….

The Happy Farmer exited to the mainland this week and I was left sailing ‘The Good Ship Persabus'.  The animals always seem to know when the farmer's away. I have come to realise this as things always seem to go a bit pear shaped in his absence.  Yesterday I was getting along just fine. Breakfasts [...]

Calm

It has reached that lovely time of year when the days are getting longer and longer, meal times are getting later and later, as beach time and extended dog walks are calling. Once the pottery door closes Ruby and Bramble are poised at the back door waiting patiently for the dog leads to be lifted [...]

The Singing Shepherd

Spring has sprung into action on the farm. The sun is bursting in the sky and with the clocks going forward we were treated to another spectacular sunrise above the Paps of Jura this morning. Daffodils, crocus and of course snow drops are all in full bloom. The hedgerows have become alive with the chitter [...]

A Prickly Issue…

I am thinking of selling the Happy Farmer in the pottery. He appears to draw the crowds. Every time I post a photo of him on our facebook pages he gets over 100 likes in just a few hours, drawing more attention than some of the pottery ranges online, such is his ‘online popularity’. I [...]

The Happy Farmer’s ‘Turner Art Piece’

The two bags of cement that have been beside the pottery door are annoying me. Each time I suggest we move them the Happy Farmer assures me that they are there to serve a purpose. Very soon they will be put to ‘good use’. The Happy Farmer is a busy man, with many jobs on [...]