Last week we went to stay on a farm for a few days in Ayrshire, on the west coast of Scotland. We timed the trip brilliantly with the arrival of hurricane Irene (or what was left of her) arriving in Ireland and the west of Scotland. We were in two minds whether to go and almost cancelled, but i’m glad we didn’t!
Farm life is fun. Granted, I never actually got mucky, or down with the pigs, but it was so lovely having all of it right on our doorstep. We woke to the sound of cows moo-ing and pigs oinking and we felt like Ma and Pa Larkin.
The weather was pretty awful for the first couple of days, but we wrapped up our munchkin and took him to Culzean Castle, a short drive from the farm. It was such a grand place. I would have liked to have taken it all in without the wind and rain lashing against my face, but even in those conditions the grounds looked amazing. It is right on the coast and we could see the rough sea below through the windows of the castle. I’d like to go back on a summers day maybe next year. My sister has been mussel catching there with her friend used to live in the castle grounds.
It ws good to get away and see somewhere new. I always feel like I should be seeing more of Scotland, so at least now I can tick Ayrshire off the list! We will definitely go back.