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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 [...]
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 [...]

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 [...]

The Persabus Department Store

Whoever thought it would take soooo long? These past few weeks when the Happy Farmer has enquired why I am running round like a headless chicken, in between spending hours googly eyed in front of a computer screen, my response has been ‘Well, I’m opening a department store!’ He simply smiles and hands me more [...]

The Rule Breakers

Our regular guests turned up at Persabus this week They arrived as a large group. With the rules changing around keeping everyone safe and helping to prevent the spread of Covid-19, two households are no longer allowed to stay together or mix indoors in self-catering accommodation in Scotland. The Happy Farmer knew at once that [...]

Old Lizzie

We have a new star on the farm Well not quite ‘new’…quite old in fact. Quite old, unique, and more than a bit of a relic. New life has been breathed into the very soul of ‘Old Lizze’, fondly named by my late father in law. Old Lizzie arrived at Persabus way back in the [...]

The Hunting Season

With the hunting season upon us Hamishina, our beautiful tabby cat, packed her suitcases and took herself off on holiday, a hunting holiday. She checked herself into the various cat-friendly ‘hunting lodges’ around the farm, without even so much as a 'goodbye'. Anyone who has visited the pottery will have seen the Persabus ‘lost cat’ [...]