Hasn't it been lovely!! The weather we've had on Anglesey has
been gorgeous. When I'm passing the fields on my way back and forth
from home to my placement I can see that some farmers have already
started with the seeding and ploughing...which of course shows that
the weather is pleasing. My father and brothers have been seeding
although on the other hand..they do say that it is slightly too dry
to roll the fields. I love this time of year to be honest, the
lambs are enjoying themselves on the fields, the tractors out...the
beginning of all the summer activities. My brother is still lambing
his welsh mountain sheep with around a hundred ewes in lambing
left. Stock prices are very good at the moment and therefore we
have just sold some of our beef cattle and late born lambs last
Since the Pantomime we have had various interesting nights in
the club by beginning with Mari Jones from 'Agriscop'. Agriscop
helps farmers or people with a farming background to develop
the interest further. There were many members interested and
therefore I'm sure that the evening was very successful. Also
we had another successful evening held by the local vet. We saw all
various aspects of the veterinary surgery form the main desk, to
the store room, to the scanning room to the treatment rooms. A
brilliant evening! We are having a 'break' for now for the Easter
holidays but we'll be re-starting towards the end of April,
and of course...what will be on our minds??....The Rally!!
I am currently on community placement and thoroughly enjoying
the experience. I count myself very privileged I must
say! I am thoroughly enjoying the course and I learn something
different every day!! I love it!!
Well that is all for now...
Enjoy the sun!!
It has been over a month since I wrote here last, but as usual
it has been a busy time. Lambing has been fairy uneventful, only
one left now.
It has been fairly mild over the last month or so, but even with
all the talk of the dry weather and drought in the East of England,
it is still quite damp underfoot here, and the soil is quite slow
in heating up as well, meaning that we will have to wait a bit
longer for some substantial grass growth. However we have ventured
to turn out the ewes and lambs, as it is far healthier for them
outside than it is inside a shed. The tack sheep have also gone
home by now, so there should be more grass for our sheep in the
coming weeks. We are also planning on going out to sample our soils
this week in order to find out the pH level, as well as how
productive the land is. By doing this we can work out how much and
what type of fertiliser we need to use. I am hoping this will be a
worthwhile activity, as we have not done it before.
I have ventured to many YFC Pantomimes performances over
the last month, and it has been a pleasure to watch each one, and
I'm very grateful for all the invitations I received, the only
disappointing bit was that I could visit every one! However, last
weekend Wales YFC welcomed members from all over Wales to Llandudno
for the Entertainment Feast, the finals of Wales YFC Pantomimes. A
huge congratulations goes to Bro Ddyfi and Builth Wells YFC's for
winning the Welsh and English Sections. It was a great weekend and
I'm now looking forward to the highlights programme on S4C.
Well time is getting the best of me once again, and if I have
any intention of watching Wales take on France for the Grand Slam,
I better get on with it. Things to do and people to see!!
Good luck Wales.
It has been such a beautiful start to the spring with the sun
shining upon us. Although it is still quite cold the rain and snow
has kept away so far. The weather is very important at this time of
year as we have many newborn lambs going out into the fresh air and
enjoying themselves on the field. At present the first batch of
lambing is over but there is no keeping on the colostrums as the
second batch, my brother's Welsh ewes are due in two weeks. As the
spring comes nearer there are many farmers preparing for ploughing
and seeding therefore good weather is very important.
I am not quite sure if I mentioned our little puppies, but
around three months ago we had a little 'surprise' one morning when
we saw three puppies in Jill's hut. Shock did I hear you ask?
No wonder next door's dog liked coming over. Of course, my father
has thoroughly enjoyed having Mali, Jess and Lili, the three new
additions to the family, but unfortunately two of them have been
sold this week...therefore we had to say our bye bye's!
The last time I wrote a blog was when I was busy preparing for
our county pantomime. I must say every pantomime that performed
that evening was brilliant!! Unfortunately our club weren't the
winners but I assure you...the club that came first was
fantastic!!! The talent they have in the club is outstanding and I
do wish them the very best of luck in the Wales competition this
weekend in Llandudno!!
An event was held last week in our county that was a little
different to the ordinary. We had a conference for all the members
of the young farmers on Anglesey to discuss the young farmer's
image and development. We discussed our county logo, yearbook,
marketing etc. It was a very successful evening with several
different ideas being shared by the members. We hope to
develop our image with the new ideas discussed last week.
As you might already know, Anglesey is going to be the county
sponsors for the Royal Welsh Agricultural show next year (2013). My
brother and I are members of the fundraising committee on Anglesey
and there are many events planned for the future year. Therefore I
will give you an update on these events just in case some of you
are in the area and might like to come. We would be very grateful
for any support.
In my next blog I'll have more news on the lambing and more
stories from the Young Farmers.
Siân Pierce Roberts
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