Lots of farmers making hay while the sun shines at the moment. We wait til mid-July to cut our hay meadow to give the flowers a chance to set seed, helps increase bio-diversity, and looks pretty lovely too. (at Monmouthshire Turkeys)
The Holt-Wilson's organic farm in Monmouthshire
The nesting swallows have put the stray alpaca fleece to good use
(at Monmouthshire Turkeys)
Haircut day .. here’s the after
#alpaca shearing (at Raglan, Monmouthshire)
Haircut day … Here’s the before (at Raglan, Monmouthshire)
So I make a plan of what to get done this morning, and find a heifer in the orchard.
#mooovealong (at Raglan, Monmouthshire)
Summer weather prediction - there is a saying which predicts the amount of rain we’ll have in the coming summer based on the order the leaves first appear on the trees in the spring. ‘Ash before oak, in for a soak. Oak before ash, in for a splash’. Oak tree is in the foreground with budding leaves. The pale trunks of ash tree behind, no leaves out yet. Looks like we’ll just see a splash of rain this summer! (at Monmouthshire Turkeys)
To support Raglan Primary School PTA’s Grow a Pound, we are opening up our farm on Sunday 15 April, 10am-3pm. The kids have created a map (on sale for £1) to lead you to our ancient wood and its spring flowers, highlighting a few adventures to have on the way.
More info on the link
http://www.monmouthshireturkeys.co.uk/Woodland-Walk.php (at Monmouthshire Turkeys)
Fixing up bat boxes (at Raglan, Monmouthshire)
No Starbucks? No problem. (at Wales)
First wood anemone spotted in our ancient woodland - surely it must be spring now!