Warm and cold – winter on Mull

It may be very cold outside but it is lovely and warm inside. In the middle of the storm force gale yesterday the builder and electrician were hard at work. Whilst it may have been bitterly cold outside, with gusts of wind which nearly blew me off my feet, inside it was warm and cosy. The wood burner was lit, and even with only a sheet of plywood as a door on the new sunroom, the space felt lovely and inviting.

Shian-building-site-Mull

The builders have been working on apace. This week they have replaced all the windows in Shian, finished the 2 sun space kits, and glazed the Shian one. This is now insulated and beginning to feel like a room. Fantastic!

Treshnish-snowdrops-Mull

Farmer-cold-Mull

It was pretty cold for Farmer as he headed off to feed the hoggs (last summers ewe lambs being kept for breeding) this morning down below the Treshnish cottages.

Glen-Bellart-winter-Mull

Quite often we are asked if we get much snow in a typical winter on Mull. Last night was the first fall of snow for us, so I guess at the beginning of February we can say no, usually not. This is the un-gritted road between Aros Bridge and Dervaig.

Thimphu-Treshnish-Mull-cat

This is Thimphu who is one of our 3 farm cats. She will come and sit on the window sill and look in longingly. (Note to Treshnish guests, please do not let her in. She has a perfect dry sheltered bed in the steading to go to!)