Before buying Birkhill, we lived at Carfrae, near Oxton. Birkhill is only nine miles south from Carfrae along the A68 but it feels like a world apart in many ways: it is much nearer to my husband’s vet practice and the high school where our children were headed; it is bigger and has more potential spaces for workshops and a cattery; and, crucially, it has more land, which is something we had wanted for a long time so that our goats could have more room to roam and so that we could keep sheep and alpacas.
The process of making Birkhill into a place that meshed with our own vision going forward has not been easy but we have managed to make it into a place that we feel is worth sharing.
The hard work here will continue but it feels like a real achievement already to be able to open our doors and welcome visitors.
Watch this space for updates and news.