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)
|18th September Market News||Friday, September 18, 2015 - 13:51|
|Usk stall application for the 4th quarter 2015||Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 16:52|
|August 30th||Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 04:02|
|August 15th Market||Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 15:46|
|July 4th market News||Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 12:53|
|Details of the June 20th Market||Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 20:45|
|Christine to swim the channel !||Friday, June 5, 2015 - 18:28|
|Farmers' Market Lunch at Museum Cafe||Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 14:23|
|Details of the June 6th Market||Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 19:02|
|The Fish Stall||Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 18:57|