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About blackwelshlamb

Slow matured, organic, pasture fed Black Welsh Mountain lamb sustainably reared on a traditional farm in rural Monmouthshire. We sell to selected restaurants, shops and private clients.

Abergavenny Food Fest

Abergavenny Food Festival Our home food fest is always a busy time for us here at Black Welsh Lamb and if you missed the festival you can share some of it with us. This year we were really delighted to support … Continue reading

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Earth Stories 2018

In the twenty years that we have been at Pen y Wyrlod we have been through waves of activity; developing the flock (both human and the sheep), careers and businesses, restoring the buildings, creating tourism spaces and developing relationships with … Continue reading

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Election Special – A Sheep’s Perspective (Retrospectively)

So – election time again and we’ve got a few things to say. If sheep could vote (which they still can’t despite years of campaigning for eweniversal suffrage) things could really change. For a start, we need more wooly thinking: … Continue reading

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It’s all kicking off here

When the weather is as lovely as its been this month it is the best time here at Pen y Wyrlod Farm. We’ve been lambing for three weeks and now nearly a hundred little black lambs are racing around the fields … Continue reading

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All In

Down here at Black Welsh Lamb we are relieved to have a barn full of hay to see us through the winter. Being grass-fed means that we have to rely more than most people on a good store, as we … Continue reading

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So what’s so special about Black Welsh Lamb?

We are often asked what it is that makes our lamb so special, or at least different to other products. To be honest, it is hard to know where to start: We aim to produce the    tastiest, most tender, … Continue reading

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Caroline’s lamb blanquette with barley

This is a recipe from our French friend Caroline, who writes…. “As promised, I’m coming back to you with a recipe using the beautiful lamb shoulder you offered us to taste, when we met you end of september just off … Continue reading

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Pasture for Life

We take producing pasture-fed lamb very seriously here at Black Welsh Lamb and are delighted to be one of very few pasture-fed accredited farms in Wales. Whereas on the face of it you might expect most sheep to be pasture … Continue reading

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Time to Celebrate Difference

As you will know if you read our blogs, we produce organic lamb on the farm here for sale to restaurants and direct to private customers. We think we know some of the issues involved in getting great local produce, especially … Continue reading

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Hogget – Lamb as it Used to Be?

Many people that we speak to say that they prefer a leaner meat these days. That is good news from our point of view, as our organic grass-fed Black Welsh Lamb is very low on fat compared with more mainstream … Continue reading

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How Many Legs does a Lamb Have?

Sometimes I think we must have been doing this too long. I remember when we first moved into the farm back in 1996, we were baffled by some of the maths our neighbours employed when discussing anything to do with … Continue reading

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Summer’s End……

The summer’s coming to an end .. autumn is beginning and our ewes are on the best grass, preparing for tupping and the start of another farming year. The rams, all too aware of the time of year, are peeping … Continue reading

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True Acclaim

True acclaim today from one of our favourite clients, Matt Tebbutt of the Foxhunter Restaurant, Great British Menu and Market Kitchen fame. We always welcome feedback on our lambs and especially from chefs, whose own reputation depends so much on … Continue reading

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Outstanding at Trealy Farm

Yesterday we were priviledged to be part of Outstanding in the Field’s first UK event, at Trealy Farm, Monmouth. I arrived late, but still in time for a glass of Ancre Hill sparkling 2008 Seyval Blanc – which was a … Continue reading

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Outstanding in the Field

Just selecting lambs for the amazing Outstanding in the Field banquet, to be held at Trealy Farm, Monmouth, next week. OITF is a legendary American organisation that travels around the States in an iconic tour bus, holding large scale banquets … Continue reading

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End of Part 1

We’re enjoying a couple of weeks of respite, having finished our first batch of (unexpected) lambs. It all went really well, with no major problems and a really healthy set of lambs running around enjoying the spring weather. Another week … Continue reading

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Oops!

Only yesterday I was smugly telling a friend that we were not starting lambing until the first week of April – (Remember the saying that Bonfire Night makes April Fools?). I went up to feed the sheep tonight and heard … Continue reading

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Lamb Winners

Lucky winners of a half organic lamb in our prize draw at the Abergavenny Winter Fair were Clare and Guy Ingram, from the Vale of Glamorgan. Their prize was slightly delayed when Nick got stuck in snow in Cardiff before … Continue reading

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Market Kitchen: Big Adventure

Just discovered by accident that our film with chef Mark Sargeant is on Market Kitchen: Big Adventure on UKTV’s Good Food Channel today and next Sunday. Mark visited the farm a few weeks ago, walked the ground with Sarah and … Continue reading

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Recipe of the Day

For anyone like us with a massive crop of quinces this year – a recipe to go beyond membrillo and quince jelly: Qorma-e-Behi or Afghan Quince Stew. We love Afghan recipes. Almost every one, including desserts, begins with “take one … Continue reading

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New Star Ram Makes his Entrance

Our search for a new ram is over. Meet Allt y Brain Leroy (not our choice of name!) who arrived at the farm last weekend from a beautiful farm deep in the Breconshire Countryside. He is in quarantine for a … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Black Welsh Lamb blog

This is the blog for Black Welsh Lamb – high quality organic black welsh mountain lamb from Pen y Wyrlod Farm in the uplands of North Monmouthshire. On this site we want to show you how our lamb is grown, … Continue reading

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