Hall Farm Honey available!
We now have honey available to purchase!
Last week, we extracted and processed our first ever batch of honey! It was the first time i’d ever taken honey from the hive, which was pretty nerve wracking! We had to do it in the rain too, so the bees weren’t too happy with us!
Once we’d taken the frames from the hive, we spun them out to get all the honey, and jarred it right up! They look and taste amazing! 8oz jars are available to purchase for £5, and we hope to get more size options with our next batch.
It was too wet last week to sheer the alpacas, so we’re doing it tomorrow instead. Shearing them when it’s wet comes with a few problems- wet fleece is difficult to store, and often breaks the clippers! If the weather is cold and wet afterwards, the alpacas don’t have their lovely fleece to keep them warm and they can get very poorly!
The sun is out again now, so hopefully they’ll be okay!
We had a school visit on Friday, who were some of the most polite and engaged pupils we’ve hosted here! They were a credit to themselves and their families, with some very intelligent and interesting questions, and an eagerness to learn all about british farming!
The pupils learnt all about where their food comes from, and how we produce wheat, sugarbeet, pork, and rapeseed oil on the farm.
This week we have alpaca walks, alternative provision, and a visit from Scunthorpe and District Mind. Hopefully we’ll be able to make lots of progress in the garden, and get these alpacas sheared after all!