About Us

Jim and Pat Spence

Tourism :

Jim Spence has been in the business of Self Catering Tourism for more than 30 years. Committed to, and consistently striving to, provide visitors with the very best Self Catering Holiday home experience.

Farming:

The farm at Penmore runs a flock of around 100 North Country Cheviot sheep, with an Agri-Environment plan in place which ensures a suitable habitat for invertebrates primarily aimed at marsh fritillary, narrow bordered bee hawk moth, transparent burnet moth, slender scotch burnet moth, brown hare and skylark.

January -

Feeding sheep in the winter at Penmore isle of Mull
Feeding the sheep.

 

February -

sheep-scanning-at-penmore
Scanning time, this is when we find out which ewes are expecting singles, twins or are empty.

 

March -

Sheep getting a feed pre lambing on Penmore farm
Feeding time pre lambing, feeding for the growing lamb.

 

April -

Help with lambing on Mull
A welcome hand at lambing time.
Its lambing time at Penmore, long days and hard work
A busy time of year, feeding an orphan lamb.

 

May -

Spring work harrowing bracken
Spring work continues, harrowing dead bracken.
Marking the lambs at Penmore
Marking time for the lambs

 

June -

Clipping the Penmore Sheep in June
Clipping sheep
6 spot burnet day flying moth
June is a lovely time of year on Mull and this is the time to see the day flying 6 Spot burnet moths

 

July -

Collecting ragwort on Penmore farm
Weeding out ragwort

 

August -

Collecting eggs from our own free range hens
Collecting eggs

 

September -

Hedgehog
The farm is still busy, but we still have time to meet the wildlife.

 

October -

archaeology dig reveals Corn kiln
An Archaeology dig to reveal an ancient Corn kiln

 

November -

Feeding ewes in November called flushing
The tups go out with the ewes in November - feeding time with a little help from a 'Flat Stanley'

 

December -

Tree planting at Penmore
Tree planting wind breaks and shelter