3 Years On

Orlin Dusk and Monty reducedIt has been almost three years since my last post and rather a lot hasOld Dairy before happened. Things all went a little crazy when we took over a vegetarian café in Carmarthen in November 2014, then had another baby in July 2015 and Dusk had a litter of puppies in December 2015 (of which we kept Monty, who is in the photos). After that we embarked on converting our old barn into a self contained granny Old Dairy duringannex (where my 92 year old gran will move into in June). So it haOld Dairy afters been go go go as always!

We have continued breeding Oxford Sandy & Black Pigs and have now had over 100 born here at Penybanc. We had a little foray into sheep for one year, but we realised that sheep might be the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back, so even though we did love the sheep and learnt a lot, we had to sell them on.

jack2zwartbles ewes

Spring has rolled around again and everything is blooming, we are busily getting seeds sown and bracing ourselves for all the mowing that is about to kick-off. We had so much going on for the last three years that the veg growing suffered a little, so after being almost completely self-sufficient for veg, we took a little step backwards, but we are hopefully back on track now.


If you read this, please do leave a post so that I know it is worth while. I will try and do more regular posts from now on.

Orlin and MontyMelinka and Orlin


9 thoughts on “3 Years On”

  1. You guys are bloody incredible! And I have seriously fallen in love with that pig! Would be lovely to catch up soon. xxxxx

  2. Very well done Veronica and Jules, love the photos, can’t wait to meet Monty and your youngest… Orlin? Keep up the good work, don’t know where do you guys get the energy to do all of this work, but I sure envy it. Much love from Down under, Charlie & uncle David xx

  3. Hi Veronica,

    I messaged you recently because one of my California nieces and her husband and 2-year old are now planning to move from suburbia to creat their own farm. You are an inspiration. I love your blog, and I’m sure they’ll find it interesting and useful. xxMalinda

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