19th February



Better late than never ! This week's markets are at Rhiwbina on Friday, Usk on Saturday and Llanyrafan Manor on Sunday. Local deliveries and collections from the farm by arrangement. We will have fresh Aberdeen Angus beef, South Wales Mountain lamb and mutton, Welsh pork as well as pies and faggots. Plenty of eggs too - the hens are laying really well with the lengthening days.

I am struggling to keep up when our usual long-standing markets go out of sync. !

Farm news - well I had better start with Babes and her triplet friends. Not good news there I am afraid but I was prepared as Babes has done this to me before. The 4th lamb was a figment of the scanning lady's imagination so there were only 3 to start with. I will omit the gory detail but Babes has just 1 lamb running around the field with her. The other triplet ewe has 2 and the final one lost all 3 and then died herself. Thankfully the other ewes have made up for the poor performances. Only 6 left to lamb now before the main flock start in April. Spring 2014 born calves have been weaned - a very noisy few days but all have settled into their new surroundings now and peace has been restored.

Hope to see you on the weekend