Tuesday, 25 March 2014


There have been two couples staying (at different times) this past fortnight. Australian and American. They were both enchanted with Orkney and it's beauty at this time of year. The bus driver on the XI service must get an honourable mention - he certainly made their weekend!  

Calving is a year long at Burnside - I order to maintain milk supplies to the creamery 

Wednesday, 22 January 2014


This must be the windiest January I can ever remember. Tihe stand in boat for the "Hamnavoe" daily changes it's itinary because of the south east swell. 
We've had 3 calves so far this year - 2 are British blue crosses and one is a British Fresian heifer ( if only we had a few more) 
I have called her "Violet"  2014 is going to be the year of the flower - suggestions other than daisy & rose are called for! 

Monday, 20 January 2014

we got an upgrade!

In our annual review from the Tourist Board, we got the extra classification of "gold" taking our accreditation to four star gold. So chuffed!!