Tourism :

Jim and Pat Spence

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 sheep.

February –

sheep-scanning-at-penmore

Scanning time, this is when we scan the ewes to find out which ones are expecting singles or twin lambs. This helps us manage our feeding in the weeks leading up to lambing time

March –

Sheep getting a feed pre lambing on Penmore farm

Feeding time pre-lambing, feeding for the growing lamb / lambs.

April –

Help with lambing on Mull

Mid April and everything goes crazy for a few weeks. A welcome assistant at lambing time.

Its lambing time at Penmore, long days and hard work

A busy time of year, feeding an orphan lamb. Visitors get roped in too.

May –

Spring work harrowing bracken

Spring work continues, harrowing dead bracken and mole hills.

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, this is the time to see the day flying burnet moths, narrow bordered bee hawk moth, transparent burnet moth, slender scotch burnet moth, brown hare and skylark.

July –

Collecting ragwort on Penmore farm

Weeding out ragwort on the hill with a couple of helpers.

August –

Collecting eggs from our own free range hens

Collecting eggs

September –

Hedgehog

The farm is busy, but there is always time to stop and meet the wildlife.

October –

archaeology dig reveals Corn kiln

An Archaeology dig to reveal an ancient Corn kiln

November –

Feeding ewes and tups in November called flushing

The tups go out with the ewes in November – feeding time with help from a ‘Flat Stanley’

December –

Tree planting at Penmore

Tree planting wind breaks and shelter