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)
|New developments for Usk Farmers' Market||Friday, October 19, 2018 - 14:31|
|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|