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We have completed one set of lambing (half our flocked tupped early) and are just about to start the second batch. At the same time we have become as ever the home for any other organic orphan lamb waif and stray in the area and the girls have been busy feeding all sorts of bottle mixed concoctions to try and get them started off on a good foot until they can join the rest of the flock. One of our successes has been Eric the orphan who even has his own facebook page (clearly, this was sorted out by the young people on the farm not me)
Meanwhile after a disappointment with our glos old spot sow mabel who turned out not to be pregnant after all we are now on tenterhooks with Ele our Tamworth matriarch who looks so laden with a litter either she’ll produce in the next 48 hrs or she’ll explode !!
We have also been hatching chicks again with mixed success… next time we’ll try with proper quality control fertilised eggs so we can be certain it’s worth our while. At the moment too many of the eggs just don’t seem fertilised or are producing very sickly offspring. Time for a bit more science methinks…
Markets and sales continue to go well so thanks for all your support. Brenda and Ciaran have been busy trying to encourage new custom at old markets and trying new markets at Hay on Wye and Hereford. Our extensive range of pork pies made from our organic pork in a traditional hand made way have been selling like, well, hot pies really. If you fancy trying them, make an early order or be disappointed.. !! email email@example.com as usual for any more information
Finally must say a big thanks to all our recent WWOOFERs who continue to do great work and share their enthusiasm and experience with us. Lately, we have had an italian videomaker, a norwegian/US student, a down-shifter from Shropshire and a constant stream of keen french guys as ever…. thanks to all of you !