Thursday, 24 July 2014
Belle now has some new neighbours, 3 little Saddleback weaners. They are wonderful and seem very happy in their new home. They have got plenty of work to do clearing the nettles we hope! We can see them from our windows and we all have a big smile on our face when we see them. Molly has given them lots of different names, predominantly relating to Disney princessess, I have only named one so far, Margot, as she looks like a little ballerina! The whole naming thing is very dangerous, oh dear.....
The countryside has dramatically changed colour over the last couple of weeks, combines are rolling and our barley is looking lovely and golden. Gary and Mark will harvest the barley for us around mid August. The price looks a little disappointing so this is a whole new side to farming for us, trading, it reminds me of overhearing conversations my Dad used to have with neighbours and droughts and floods elsewhere in the world impacting what price our harvest would get.
The farm has been noisy this week, we weaned all the lambs off their Mums, so we are not very popular, but they all seem to have settled now and within the next couple of weeks we will be selecting our first spring Saddlescombe lamb for sale. Another rather special milestone.
Camilla, Roly, Molly, Freddie, Boris and Belle