Gauch farm, Cabrach

This farm is called “Gauch” (phonetic pronunciation is ‘jaach’)

For centuries this was the homestead of generations of “Peter Gordons”. God Forbid! A family though that is unrelated to me.

I did not give myself the name “Peter Gordon” but it is the only name that remotely captures me. All other classifications fail. They are not even in the distant sky.

One of the sons of Gauch was Robert Gordon of Straloch who was a pioneer map-maker of Scotland.

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Gauch farm has been empty for decades. The farmhouse was split in two to make way for Aldunie’s farm machinery. The cut in-half the farmhouse has come to curiously symbolise divides.

Such as “Caledonian antisyzygy” but this is a guy muckle term.

How many divides can you think of?

Here are a few that Hole Ousia considers:

objective/subjective
mind/body
science/arts
fact/fiction

The last film is carried by the track “Distant Sky” recently released by Nick Cave.

The most lovely aspect of Gauch is that it now lets in sunshine and indeed the distant sky.

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