Things are very different here as June arrives and we head into summer. The coronavirus has affected all of us and changed the way we live and work over the last three months and no doubt for the forseeable future.
Whilst our Farmstay Bed & Breakfast remains closed at this time, life at Rhydgaled continues. The weather has been truly amazing – although that has brought about the additional challenges of water supply for our livestock as the streams have dried up.
We’ve had a successful lambing this year with 34 new arrivals that are now growing well out in the fields.
We’ve seen an increased demand for our farmhouse produce from both existing and new customers which we’re truly grateful for. As a result, have decided to increase our pork production. Just last week we collected the latest addition to our livestock family – three more Saddleback girls. This will allow us to produce our great tasting free range pork, bacon, gammon – and of course – sausages more regularly.
Managing deliveries and collections has taken an amount of careful thought and planning but has proved safe and successful.
And with lockdown affecting our leisure time (the horses are not out competing just now), we’ve found the time to catch up on all those jobs we don’t usually get around too – including the neglected areas of the garden!
So life goes on, the ups and downs may throw up different challenges, but we take each day, week and month – and Government update – as it comes and look forward to better times ahead for all.