I know, another week gone by and no time for virtual niceties such as blogging. You can take your pick from my list of excuses – too much work, skiing, partying or cooking pancakes. But there is another reason for it.
After having spent the last six weeks showing you how cute the lambs are, I am going to have to try a quick reversal. It’s going to be an uphill struggle I know – you’ve told me often enough how sweet the they are. But a couple of months down the line and the cuddly, fluffy creatures in the photos will have completely transformed. They will look and act like mini-sheep. Trust me they will!
You know why I’m telling you this don’t you? You must have a good idea of what I’m trying to prepare you for. Because the only thing separating “cute” from “cutlet” is an “l” and a “t” and whether we like it or not, breeding and selling lambs is what the farm does.
Agriculture being what it is, we finally accepted last year that we needed to adapt or go bankrupt. We opted for the first option and put into place la vente directe or direct selling from the farm. This has become the key to our survival.
Our first trial run went well and although there are still a couple of months to go before the lambs are ready this year, I’ve spent the week having flyers designed and sending them out.
This is a big project and challenge for us. So, harden your hearts (as I’ve had to) and let battle commence.