March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb as they say. I can’t help thinking about this as I write this month’s blog just off the back of two bracing storms in Ciara and Dennis. The latter part of the old saying sheds a little hope at least after an extremely damp few weeks. It’s been a challenging winter for many farmers.
Still, March stirs the natural world from its winter slumber and hedgerows send out their green shoots of life ready for the blackbirds and robins to begin their nest making process all over again.
On the farm, we’ll be busy with the earliest of the spring-calving cows in the herd. It can be an anxious time particularly for those who are yet to have their first calf to see how they get on. A few nights shifts on the maternity ward to come but watching our black, brown and white Hereford calves jump around in the lush new season’s grass is such a worthwhile sight. They’ll also be joined by the spring lambs next door at Church Farm in the coming weeks. Such an uplifting time of year to walk the lanes and look across the fields to see new life as the spring turns to summer.
On Sunday 22nd of March, we’ll be celebrating Mother’s Day with a special Sunday Lunch menu. Bookings are now being taken and our menu is online and in the shop. Easter then kicks off with Good Friday on the 10th of April. We will be taking orders in the farm shop for your Easter celebrations including our own grass-fed beef and local lamb, free-range pork & chicken. The order book tends to fill up fast so if you’re after something in particular, make sure you order in good time.
The week after Easter, our first big event of the year kicks off. Spring Farm Open Day is on Saturday the 18th April this year with the return of our farm tours (pre-booked), a visit from our friends at Farms 2 Ewe with baby animals for the kids to get close to along with plenty of other fun and games and a barbecue of course. A great family day out to celebrate the Easter holidays!