May 2021

Lyburn young stock under a watery setting sun.

Out of the frying pan into the fire with the weather this month. Having survived an incredibly dry and cold April with frosts nearly every night, we arrive in May to find someone turned the taps on and heading for the wettest May ever. To be fair we have not suffered quite the same as the west country, but we are now wet and have plenty of grass for the young stock.

Crops are going to be late this year, mainly because of the cold April. This week runner beans and pumpkin have taken a beating from the wind, but have survived just having lost their first leaves but the growing points all look intact. The courgettes are under fleece so have been reasonably protected and there is sun forecast for the bank holiday weekend, so there is light at the end of the tunnel.

The cheese sales have now gathered pace over the May period and we are now returning to full production next week. We have taken on a huge number of new customers over the last 12 months, and sadly lost some, and there is no doubt, that cheese is being bought by far more local customers, than a year ago.

We are not making any decisions about our evening tours until we have heard the deliberations of Boris, for life post June 21st.