Weekly update

Seasonal fruit and veg
The week commencing Monday 14th November we should have the following available:

  • Potatoes
  • Salad potatoes
  • Parsnip
  • Kale
  • White onions
  • Red onions
  • Cooking apples

For quantities and prices please see our Seasonal page for more information.

On the farm
We’ve had some highs and lows on the farm this last week.

My (Iris’) favourite heifer called Diddums gave birth to her first calf on Tuesday and it’s a girl! She was born 11 days early, so she is a little bit small, but she is doing really well and Diddums is being a very good mother.

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Diddums with her first newly born heifer calf.

We’ve also made good progress with the farm shop. We managed to lay the first layer of concrete. The next step is more insulation, underfloor heating and screed. Then the floor is done and we can start on stud walling and doors etc.

Sadly we also had the sad job of sending 3 of our beloved cows to auction. They were no longer productive. We would love the keep them all, but that wouldn’t be financially viable!
One of the cows that went was Old Girl. She was the oldest cow of the herd at 16 years old and gave us 13 calves, from which 10 of them were female. She was a lovely calm little cow. Then there was Tame Cow. The name says it all, she was very tame, because as a calf she was taken for walks up and down the road by someone who stayed on our caravan site regularly. The third cow that went  was the second oldest of the herd. It’s hard to see them go when you’ve known them since they were born and worked with them for so many years, but that’s part of farming unfortunately.

Life goes on and we just have to think about all those little calves we’ve had born who will hopefully grow up and become the next Old Girl or Tame cow…