New Rhode Rocks are here…

Another busy day started with the usual mucking out, feeding and watering then a trip to Blantyre to collect our fridge van which was being serviced. Then it was off to collect our pork from our butcher and delivering it…

The Pine Marten strikes…

Oh what a horrible find this morning. It took a moment for me to realise on arriving at the farm that the chickens from our laying flock were already out of their house. A second later I saw the door…

Better late than never…

I can’t believe we have reached May already – it’s been a busy and topsy turvy year to date. The weather has been horrendous. We started lambing early in February which was quickly followed by hatching chicks and ducklings and piglets being…

Paperwork and more paperwork…

Keeping livestock involves a fair bit of paperwork and record keeping including tagging/ ID records & movement forms. Running a business obviously requires records, accounts, annual returns, VAT submissions, invoicing customers, chasing payments, advertising and marketing . Dealing with food…

Crikey, what a long day!…

We’re just home and it’s been a long, long day!!! Our fridge van has been off the road for a couple of days having some repairs which meant we weren’t able to collect last week’s carcasses from the abattoir on…

Catch up!

Wow, I don’t know where the time is going! Days, weeks and months are just flying past. It only seems like last week when our first lamb arrived when in fact it’s been 2 months! The weather has been absolutely…

OMG we’ve bought a tractor!…

After much deliberation and still no way of actually justifying it we have ordered a new (albeit small) tractor. Although financially it is way beyond the farm’s means, it has become more and more evident that we had to drag…

Busy day (what’s new!)…

Decided not to take pigs to the abattoir today as the restaurants are all having a slow month and we have a list of jobs to do the length of our arm!!! So two lucky pigs got a week’s repreive! We managed…

Chicks, ducklings & not much sleep…

In the space of 24 hours we’ve hatched our most successful (that is largest!) batch of both chicks and ducklings. I would have liked to have hatched them a few weeks apart, but demand for them both has been so…

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