0.5 FTE is the average labour available on a Highland hill farm, as families seek to supplement declining agricultural income with additional work, while 2.5 FTE is the average needed to carry out most seasonal tasks.
For much of the year farming is a solitary activity
Just about keeping their eyes open, workers refuel
First find your herd...
The herd seek out fresh grazing before settling
With no fences to contain them cattle wander beyond property boundaries and must be recovered before they meet with neighbouring herds
Islands of Loch na Keal and Loch Tuath, north-west Mull.
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