3rd February 2015

3rd February 2015

Hi all,

Things always get complicated when the 1st of the month falls on a Sunday. I forgot to do an email last week - so apologies to all the Riverside customers who missed us on Sun and didn't get a chance to order. I will make a note of that for future ! So this weekend we are in Rhiwbina on Friday and Usk on Saturday and we actually get Sunday off. It's a rarity that we are both at Penrhiw on a Sunday. We have fresh Aberdeen Angus beef, Welsh Mountain lamb, mutton and pork this weekend. Faggots and pies too. Local deliveries and collections from the farm by arrangement.

Farm news - lambing has started - Penrhiw has 2 lambs so far and Ffi has one ! It's a start. Babes is doing well - very large and can't move very far - everything is done in slow motion. It's a waiting game ....... We scanned the main Welsh flock on Monday - there are lots of lambs to come amongst them and, can you believe it, another set of quads ! This time a 2 year old sheep who has never had lambs before - oh dear the prospect of this having a successful outcome is not good ! We'll keep you posted on progress. We had a calf last week too - a really pretty heifer calf on a lovely pedigree cow called Eleri. Calf will be called Penrhiw Erica Ellie (don't ask about the protocol of naming pedigree calves - suffice to say I run out of inspiration for names beginning with "E").

To close, a word on the weather - lovely !! Cold and frosty with NO snow.......