Reggie has gone back, and one of our young boars is off to Ireland to be part of a major breeding programme. He will be one of the best examples of blood lines from Oxford Sandy and Blacks along with other rare breed examples.
We are taking pigs to the abattoir on Sunday – some are going to Taylors the Butchers in Minchinhampton, and some will be coming back here.
We will have more pork available mid April– ready for Easter.
|lambs out grazing|
Lambing is underway – so we are exhausted! we are using our newly erected barn at the new location!. Scarlet who was scanned for twins had triplets this week! I think she’s been in shock ever since, and hasn’t had quite enough milk so I have been topping her lambs (all three are ram lambs) up with bottle milk.
We have had 7 ewes lamb so far.
Hens & Ducks!
We have hen, duck and bantam eggs for sale - some at Jolly Nice at Frampton Mansell - they have our duck and bantam eggs
|new arrivals! we are keeping them |
in the poly tunnel for now!
Vegs / Salads
We are potting up / planting out as much as we can in portable pots/troughs so that we can just move them across later on to plant out in the raised beds.
Work has finally started on the log cabin....but of course the weather went on the turn this week - so it's slow, but the fencing is going up speedily all round the site!
|view early in the morning at new|
|work starting on the log cabin!|
|we found this in the tack room!|