Firstly, we’d like to thank all of our customers for supporting us throughout 2020. It’s certainly been a strange year for everyone and we’ve welcomed so many new customers over the last 12 months that we’re being kept busy keeping the shop stocked. Christmas went well for us, we’ve had some excellent feedback on our Bronze turkeys, and thanks to everyone for your patience in waiting to collect with our Covid restrictions in place.
Who knows what 2021 will bring? Well, Brexit for starters. We do sell a few lambs through the livestock market each year, but with the implications of Brexit this year we plan to do more lamb boxes through the farm shop instead. So as well as being able to buy as much or as little as you like (anything from a single chop upwards!) you can buy lambs as a half or a whole. Check out our Facebook page for reviews from customers, as well as posts showing what you get for your money. If you have the freezer space, these boxes work out excellent value. We can also package them to your requirements, so whether you want your chops in singles or 4s, we can accommodate this so you can pop them straight into the freezer when you get home. Please get in touch if you’d like more information on these, or if you’d like to order.
Sticking with the topic of lamb, it’s almost February which can only mean one thing…baby lambs! The ladies are all snuggly tucked up in the maternity suite now and in the next three weeks the madness will soon begin. We brought all the ewes indoors in early December so we can keep an eye on them and feed them to their requirements; once they were scanned to see how many lambs each is due to have, we split them into groups (singles, twins or triplets) and we make sure they all have the right amount of feed and space before their lambs are born. On average, each ewe will have two lambs which means that by spring we should have well over 200 lambs running around. Fingers crossed for a better spring than last year; spring 2020 was so wet we had to keep the ewes and lambs in the polytunnels for longer than we would normally, so space inside was getting limited.
With the lambing almost upon us, we’ll also be reducing our opening hours slightly; from February we shall be closing at 4pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Poor Richard can’t be in two places at once unfortunately, and that extra hour will be much-needed at such a busy time.
So onwards and upwards with 2021. As always, if you have any questions or special requests then please give us a shout, either on the phone, e-mail or Facebook, and we’ll do our best to provide.