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Thursday, 23 April 2015

Time is flying.

We're fast approaching the back end of April, where has the year gone.

We've enjoyed a few dry weeks of spring where we have achieved some planting. Main crop potatoes have gone in, parsnips, a few beetroot and broad beans.  Unfortunately some of the workforce have been suffering a nasty virus that seems to have a domino effect so not as much has been done as we would have liked, but we have plenty of time still.

Most of the animals are out now which makes life a lot easier. Last years calves have just been weaned which means a few noisy days and nights and they remain in the yard for a while longer. Some of the cows will be calving soon.

Lily has been scanned today and is expecting, but she has been put on a diet as the vet said she was too fat!!  Sally has 8 ginger babies. The last of the last litter are being processed this weekend along with 4 of last years lambs, which make far better meat in my opinion then new seasons lamb.

The remaining goat produced a little girl during the week, so we have a total of 3 kids, in the true sense of the word. They really are a delight to see.

The veggie boxes get a little thin on the ground this time of the year with veg as we are now at the end of the winter veg but the spring ones are not quite there.
We have spinach, salad leaves, radish, purple sprouting, spring cabbage, leeks and carrots.

The shop remains buoyant with our regulars for teas, coffees, cake and lunches, today was fish pie, tomorrow will be beef bourguinnon, takeaways are also quite popular.  Catering events pop up reasonably often and are always an added bonus.

The Baptisms went well, and the cow trough will probably be called upon again.

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