September 12th 2017


Apologies for no email 2 weeks ago - not sure why just didn't quite manage to fit it in .....


So a quick update.   Markets this weekend - Rhiwbina on Friday, Usk and Cowbridge on Saturday and Riverside on Sunday.  Porthcawl next Sat(23rd).  Usual range of organic products on offer.  


On the farms we have nearly finished the harvest - there are just 2 fields of silage at Fforest awaiting the first dry weather window we get.  Penrhiw harvest is done and dusted.   Actually on Fforest, a dry weather window will raise the stress levels - there is much autumn ploughing and harrowing to do to prepare for sowing the winter fodder crops for the pigs and lambs.   The turnip seed is sitting in bags in the corner of the shed - not much good there ! Graham won't know which implement to attach to the tractor first !! 


It's sheep sale time - Friday is Nelson Ewe sale.  Graham is sorting Rhiwbina Market whilst I help feed the sale goers  -we need a dry day for the sale but, oh dear, Graham will develop a nervous twitch if it is dry when he is stuck in Rhiwbina !!