It's good growing weather - all the arable crops are responding to the warm rain and there is plenty of grass. Lots of lovely haylage already made on Cefn Coed / Fforest - still watching the grass grow at Penrhiw.
One for the farm record book - Martha, one of Cefn Coed's best sows had 18 piglets. How many she will manage to rear is questionable. A few are small and there is a lot of Martha to lie down without squishing some.
On the down side, the muggy weather provides ideal conditions for fly strike on the sheep. Wet warm fleeces are a wonderful habitat for wriggly maggots. We have to be very vigilant with a thorough check of the ewes daily until they are all shorn. (Welsh ewes don't readily part with their fleeces until late June)
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|Penrhiw Farm October 31st 2019||Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 10:34|
|Llanvachas House Plants||Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 12:45|
|October 17th news from a wet Penrhiw Farm||Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:04|
|Apple juicing demonstrations -an invitation||Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 11:00|
|Countryside Alliance Awards 2020||Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 20:52|
|Trealy Farm Autumn News Letter||Friday, October 4, 2019 - 13:50|
|Black Mountains Smokery Christmas Tree||Friday, October 4, 2019 - 14:45|
|Penrhiw Farm October 1st 2019||Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 19:59|