Cefn Maen

The Holt-Wilson's organic farm in Monmouthshire

<p>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)</p>

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)

Posted 38 weeks ago
<p>The nesting swallows have put the stray alpaca fleece to good use<br/>
#nests<br/>
#alpaca fleece<br/>
 (at Monmouthshire Turkeys)</p>

The nesting swallows have put the stray alpaca fleece to good use
#nests
#alpaca fleece
(at Monmouthshire Turkeys)

Posted 44 weeks ago
<p>Haircut day .. here’s the after<br/>
#alpaca shearing (at Raglan, Monmouthshire)</p>

Haircut day .. here’s the after
#alpaca shearing (at Raglan, Monmouthshire)

Posted 44 weeks ago
<p>Haircut day … Here’s the before (at Raglan, Monmouthshire)</p>

Haircut day … Here’s the before (at Raglan, Monmouthshire)

Posted 44 weeks ago
<p>So I make a plan of what to get done this morning, and find a heifer in the orchard.</p>

<p>#bestlaidplans<br/>
#mooovealong (at Raglan, Monmouthshire)</p>

So I make a plan of what to get done this morning, and find a heifer in the orchard.

#bestlaidplans
#mooovealong (at Raglan, Monmouthshire)

Posted 45 weeks ago
<p>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)</p>

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)

Posted 47 weeks ago
<p>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.<br/>
More info on the link<br/>
<a href="http://www.monmouthshireturkeys.co.uk/Woodland-Walk.php">http://www.monmouthshireturkeys.co.uk/Woodland-Walk.php</a> (at Monmouthshire Turkeys)</p>

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)

Posted 49 weeks ago
<p>Fixing up bat boxes (at Raglan, Monmouthshire)</p>

Fixing up bat boxes (at Raglan, Monmouthshire)

Posted 49 weeks ago
<p>No Starbucks? No problem. (at Wales)</p>

No Starbucks? No problem. (at Wales)

Posted 52 weeks ago
<p>First wood anemone spotted in our ancient woodland - surely it must be spring now!</p>

First wood anemone spotted in our ancient woodland - surely it must be spring now!

Posted 53 weeks ago