Farm Update April/May 2021
We welcomed several new arrivals in April and May.
In April we bade farewell to our current 4 ewes. They all went away to pastures new , either to breed elsewhere or to live out retirement in luxury. We subsequently took delivery of six gorgeous orphan ewe lambs who will be our next breeding flock. They are growing fast; the youngest are still being bottle-fed but this will stop before the end of May.
Over the lockown period we lost several of our elderly hens due to old age so were keen to renew our stocks, once bird flu restrictions were lifted on 19 May 2021. On 22 May 2021 Bobbi & Teresa, two of our stock ladies sourced and collected 10 new hens, and we now have a mixture of Rhode Rocks, Bluebells, Warrens and Cuckoo Marans, in addition to our existing hybrids and Warrens, at the main Larkrise site.
We are eagerly anticipating the arrival of piglets when 'Big Pig' farrows at the beginning of June. More news will follow next month when, hopefully, we will have been able to welcome back, not only all our volunteers but the general public too!
In the meantime, take care and stay safe.