Potato Season

Bonjour tout le monde

What a summer it has been, or distinct lack of in most parts. During a warm and dry spell in May and June the lads on the farm spent a massive amount of time laying out irrigators to try and beat the drought and cultivate a healthy crop. July and August were fairly mixed months with the few odd days of sunshine early on allowing the harvest to get under way without too much rain to hold things off.

The end of August saw a farewell to the old girls at the Drome a grand total of 64, 000 ladies off to pastures new, but after a quick turnaround and time to get the maintenance jobs done we have welcomed another lovely bunch across from our own rearing sheds, they are settling in well and already working through the feed rations.

Here we are in September the temperature has plummeted to 10 degrees and we’ve had more rain than we know what to do with, this is causing issues around getting the potatoes up out the ground but hoping for a break in the weather soon so we can get back on top of things. The day old chicks came into the rearers last week, wee fluffy balls of loveliness, these girls are destined for Ellerdine when they reach 15 weeks, around Christmas time!

Always so much going on to keep us busy. Time to huddle down and get ready for these shorter Autumn days now.

Much love

Mrs Poulet