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A busy April at Southland’s Farm Cottages?

7th April 2015 | Dee's Diary, Southlands Farm News | No Comments

I really really LOVE this time of year! The birds are singing their hearts out and nesting, the frogs are having a party in the pond! We are calving, lambs are all around us and the chickens are thrilled not to be blown off their feet.The daffodils are a golden signal that everything is full ... Read the full post

Alfies new house!

16th October 2013 | Dee's Diary, Southlands Farm News | No Comments

Alfie our little Shetland pony has moved into his new house. He now has Woody and Ozzie the goats and the chickens for company! I think he is enjoying having friends and it is lovely having him nearer the house. Read the full post

Dexter Beef hits the big time!

9th July 2013 | Dee's Diary, Food, Southlands Farm News | No Comments

  Raymond Blanc:How to cook well tonight 8 pm BBC2 and what’s on the menu as the finest of meats DEXTER BEEF….what more can I say except come and get yours here at Southlands Farm shop ! X Read the full post

Wern’t we the lucky ones!

15th May 2013 | Dee's Diary, Events, places to go & things to do., Food | No Comments

One of our guests is a really keen fisherman and comes to stay to enjoy the great local fishing on our doorstep. He and his son had a really successful and enjoyable days fishing and caught six fantastic trout. They arrived back and presented me with a bag of  fish as a gift!  That night ... Read the full post

Southlands Farm Dexter beef and Kune Kune sausage beef olives!

15th May 2013 | Dee's Diary, Food, Shop, Southlands Farm News | No Comments

We have just collected a new batch of our own delicious rare breed beef and sausages. I was recently reminded of a recipe Mum used to make for us ‘ Beef olives’  and so I set too to reconstruct her recipe and childhood memories of wonderful meals that definitely hit the comfort food spo Read the full post

Electric Aga here we come!

26th April 2013 | Dee's Diary, Southlands Farm News | No Comments

With the installation of our new electric turbine we decided it would be a good idea to have an electric Aga rather that oil fired one.We did a great deal of research and eventually found a  company( who had also succesfully coinverted a  friends Aga with  an electric conversion kit.) Charles sai Read the full post

Off to a new home!

26th April 2013 | Dee's Diary, Southlands Farm News | No Comments

Today some of our Dexter cattle set out on a journey all the way to Kaithness! The Kay family already have some Southland’s Dexter’s and it is lovely that Sparkle, Fiesta ,Sunshine, Djokovic and Robson have gone to join their  new herd and meet up with old friends.They were so good load Read the full post

New eco welly washer!

12th April 2013 | Dee's Diary, Southlands Farm News | No Comments

I am rather pleased with my new welly washer. The best thing is we now use the soapy water left over from washing the cottage floors to pour in the welly washer resulting in nice shiny boots that smell good too!  Its only a pity the dogs wont fit! Read the full post

Chick time?

1st March 2013 | Dee's Diary, Southlands Farm News | No Comments

I think it must have been the little bit of sunshine in the sky that made me decide to get the egg incubator out…..hopefully we are heading for Spring! I have just put a mix of my Bantam eggs under and counting down the days turning the eggs twice a day…..fingers crossed we may hear ... Read the full post

Take the dog with you!

27th February 2013 | Dee's Diary, Events, places to go & things to do., Local News, Southlands Farm News | No Comments

Just an note that we now advertise with ‘ We accept pets’. Sometimes its hard to find the right care  for your dog when you go away…well why not keep everyone happy and bring your furry friend with you .Here at Southlands Farm we have a drying room and plenty of hose pipes to wash Read the full post

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