The snow has now all gone. The horses were please to be back in a larger paddock with more grass and the chickens are now all making use of their runs.
One water pipe to repair tonight and we will be back to normal.
Watch for the website to be updated; poultry details are on their way.
We are now starting to thaw and all livestock look well. With snow on the ground they have been unable to find grass, we have therefore been feeding grass hay made on the farm last summer. To supplement their diets we have also been feeding a dried grass complementary feed twice a day.
Whilst cold the cows have enjoyed the benefit of their field shelter with fresh straw on the ground.
Our chickens benefit from large housing and whilst doors have been opened many have opted to stay in doors rather than venture out into their snowy runs.
Our steer has now been booked into the abbatoir for 13th March, details have yet to be finalised with our butcher but meat boxes
Lerryn Farm currently has 4 heifers, Hyacinth, Heidi, Honeysuckle and Hawthorn. Hopefully all are in calf following a visit from Nutlin Poppadom, our first calves will be due during July and August.
We also have 3 steers, the oldest is 28 months old and will be going for slaughter early in March. We will be using the Tottingworth abbatoir and a local butcher based in Horam, keeping food miles to the minimum. After hanging for 3 weeks our first beef will be available the week before Easter