News From Penrhiw Farm

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)

Celia   

Thursday, May 31, 2018

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October 20th market Friday, October 19, 2018 - 12:27
Dispatches from Penrhiw Farm October 16th 2018 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 16:09
October dispatch -Penrhiw Farm Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 11:26
Retrospective exhibition of the works of Sue Bentley Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 18:50
Usk Vale foods this Saturday (October 6th) Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 15:30
Apple Pressing Demonstartion Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 15:27
Latest August News from Penrhiw Farm Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 12:11
Hello from Penrhiw Farm Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 10:24
Beechtree Bees Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 17:46
News from Tilly Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 17:44

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