March 28th 2018


The usual update on our market whereabouts over the next few weeks.  It's all a bit topsy turvy as April starts on a Sundaymeaning there are 5 Saturdays in March and Usk has a 3 week gap between markets.  So Rhiwbina as usual on Fridays, no market on Sat 31 (a day off perhaps ??), Riverside on Easter Sunday; then Saturday 7th April Usk and Tonteg, Riverside on Sunday; Saturday 14th April Caerphilly and St Fagans.  I'll do another update then to remind myself !!    

A few trials and tribulations - the fox got into the meat chicken shed and killed about 20 making us short of chickens (we needed those large ones for Easter); the new hens have not started to lay yet - the vet has been consulted as they have just not thrived since their arrival; John spotted a thief stealing Penrhiw diesel - the audacity of it all.  He just drove up in his little red car and filled up.  False number plates as you can guess so he got away again..... I was dumbfounded as the tanks are just outside the house.  

On a positive note, we are not going to see a third beast from the east !!     Lambing and calving are about to start  - very busy time ahead.

STOP PRESS - the new hens have laid an egg ☺