Our first Hereford steer is fat and ready to go to the butchers. After hanging for 28 days (dry aged) he will be ready early September. How exciting!
Phew – What a Scorcher! Shearing completed in 33 degree heat and the hay made (although the most species rich fields have been left to flower and set seed).
A bit of sun and a little cold rain but a good lambing with over 100 Cotswold, Lleyn and Hampshire lambs born. A cracking Hereford bull calf popped out too and he was up and running by dawn.
After the wettest of summers and a long harsh winter (and no sign of sunshine yet!) the birds are in need of every bit of help they can help. We now feed them one tonne of bird seed (wheat, linseed, sunflower, niger etc) every month to help them survive. Flocks of yellowhammer, bramblings, greenfinch and chaffinch have returned. The lapwings are looking for a home too.
The horse meat scandal should help remind us all how important buying locally produced food is and how paying just a little bit extra really makes a difference. Lamb, pork and beef from Conygree Farm is fully traceable and so delicious. No My Lidl Pony here!
Happy New Year to you all. May it be full of smiles and sunshine, and lots of lovely lamb-based meals!
Our herd increases in size. Eliza Bethany Grace Brunyee was born on June 30th. All is wonderful with Mum and baby and William and Katie are sooo excited. Dad is tired!