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26th April 2020

How life has changed since my last post?  Or has it?  Well not so much for us as we are in the habit of isolating ourselves in early April due to lambing time ;)  I do recognise however that for lots of people lives have changed drastically.  

At Windshiel we are coming to the end of lambing and there are plenty of lambs running about the fields in the sunshine.  A wonderful sight!  Thanks to the good weather, lambing has been good.  The job is certainly easier when it’s dry and sunny.  All we need now is a bit of rain & maybe a touch more heat (I know, farmers are never happy!!).

The cows are also calving and again, the good weather is helping.  Life is so much more pleasant for youngsters with the sun on their backs!

Our regular market at Portobello has been cancelled for now, so in April I delivered meat orders to some of our loyal customers.  We will do the same this coming Saturday 2nd May, so I have been trying to get the word out.  Interest in our meat locally has increased and we have been delivering to customers in the area, as well as sending boxes of meat by courier to other parts of the UK.

We are trialling a new system of packaging; sending a cardboard box with wool insulation instead of polystyrene boxes to courier meat.  All meat has arrived still frozen or chilled as packed.  The wool insulation can be re-used or can be composted and the cardboard boxes can be re-cycled.  It is more expensive, but is more environmentally friendly & much nicer than polystyrene, which is not so easy to get rid of.

We are all very grateful that we live in such a wonderful place during the current restrictions.  We can still work and get outside and have loads of animals to talk to!  Let’s hope it’s not too long before things can get back to some sort of normality for everyone.  

27th February 2020!!

I’m back!!  Huge apologies that it’s taken me over a year, since getting a new PC to get this website back on the road again.  Today I found the web-authoring software & installed it.  In doing so, I realise that lots of the pics and info are a little dated, so I shall do my best to get it updated ASAP.

In the meantime, all is well here. As usual we are coping with the vagaries of the weather and hoping for improvement.  Also as usual we have a few early lambs in the shed!  We don’t officially start lambing until early April, but some over eager tups got to work a bit early last October!

We are still selling meat at the market in Brighton Park, Portobello, Edinburgh on the first Saturday of every month.  We have mutton, lamb, beef, pork & bacon.  We also have meat in the freezers at the farm, so if you need something in between times, it’s always worth getting in touch.

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