News from Grandtully

Summer's end

Well, we are finally welcoming visitors back to the Bothy after relaxation of the lockdown.  Aberfeldy has opened up as well and the caravan park is full.  It is good to see that all the cafes and restaurants are making a massive effort to salvage a summer season and that the social distancing is not compromising matters too much.  We too have had a rush of interest and we are pleased that we welcomed our fourth set of guests today with a couple of other bookings later this year so far.

During the lockdown the weather has been cool (June was not very sunny) but August is much better although we have not been having those heatwave temperatures that have been experienced down south.  The upside of course is that everything is green and lush – the downside is the grass keeps growing! 

The fruit slope finally gave us some gorgeous goodeberries, raspberries, blackcurrants and jostaberries. In fact, rather more than we could collect but we still have many jammy jars to eat this winter (and to give away as presents).

The seven chicks have grown really well and are now in the same enclosure as the others.  Things seem to be going well on that score. 

The pictures from Hazel again show some of the highlights of the last three months.