Farm Update February/March 2021
We had some sad news towards the end of February when we finally had to say goodbye to our oldest Anglo Nubian goat, Gertrude. At the ripe old age of almost 17 years she had a full and blessed life and was one of the cheekiest goats we have ever had at the farm.
However, life moves on and things started to return to pre-lockdown 'normal' on the 8th of March 2021 when our school age children returned to their placements at the farm.
We were very happy to see them again and also relieved that the challenges of Remote Learning had finally come to an end - for now at least. It had been a very steep learning curve for some of us. 😉
Big Pig returned from her visit to the boar on the 19th of March and we understand the meeting was very successful. Little Pig was very pleased to have her sister back at the farm, even though it did mean she had to share her food and treats once again. Their enclosure has been divided in to two areas as they will need to be separated once Big Pig nears her farrowing time. Hopefully we will hear the sound of tiny trotters in June.
Wendy is hoping to buy in 6 Spring lambs shortly. Of our 4 current ewes, 3 will be sold for breeding, and Annie is going to live a life of luxury with one of our staff who has a small holding.
More news will follow next month when, hopefully, we will have been able to welcome back our volunteers. In the meantime, take care and stay safe.