So as we enter November all sorts of things change on the farm. Animals move into the barns and out of the wet and the wind, who can blame them! This month our new ram has gone down to be with his ladies in the fields and any red painted bums you see on the ewes mean he has been a busy boy! We put paint on the chest of the ram so we can see when he has hopped on board, so to speak! We have an abundance of grass at the moment and the ewe lambs from this year (they are too young to go the ram) are very happy out in the fields. Unusually the Geese have started laying not due until at least January, so the seasons are really mucking around with nature.
Meanwhile the pigs are happy and moved into winter quarters to keep them dry and warm. The two maiden gilts (pigs that haven’t had a litter of piglets) are due to move to their place to pig in time for them to settle and feel comfortable before the big day.
The sad news of yet another lockdown obviously mean many changes for many people and industries sadly. For us not much changes and we will continue to supply you with as fresh and much produce as you need. All our regulars will receive the same level of service as always and if there is anything extra you need just let us know. We will be operating as normal, so during this horrible weather, just reverse up to the shop open your boot and we will load your shopping for you.We will still have our normal suppliers with as much local produce as always.
Finally Christmas is looming and we are aiming to supply you with all the festive treats that you are used to having, along with our new Christmas for two box, I am still waiting on a courier to confirm a price to send this wherever you want before Christmas for your loved one that can‘t be with you. Keep your eyes peeled for our new Christmas tab with gifts and food available for you all. Every week since September I have been baking Christmas cakes which are now being fed with brandy each month so will be lovely and moist for you over the festive period. We could not resist trying one of the cakes and to make sure the quality was scratch😀😋
Take care all, stay safe, shop and support local.
Roy, Sarah and the Team!