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: It’s time we saw a fair price for our hard-grown locks. We’ve been fleeced byContinue reading “Election Special – A Sheep’s Perspective (Retrospectively)”

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 the Offa’s Dyke, by your farm. I made a simple stew on a slow cooker,Continue reading “Caroline’s lamb blanquette with barley”

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 fed, this is far from the truth. The difficulties of raising sheep on a mixedContinue reading “Pasture for Life”

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 meat, out to consumers. This got us to thinking about how we market and distributeContinue reading “Time to Celebrate Difference”

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 commercial breeds. At the same time, our ancient, species-rich pasture offers higher-levels of minerals, vitamins and omegasContinue reading “Hogget – Lamb as it Used to Be?”

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 the quality of the ingredients they serve to their customers. Matt described his last deliveryContinue reading “True Acclaim”

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 really good start to the afternoon. Ruth Tudor and James Swift gave us a greatContinue reading “Outstanding at Trealy Farm”

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 outdoors on farm, to promote communal dining, links to farmers and enjoyment of local food.Continue reading “Outstanding in the Field”

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 Christmas, whilst attempting to deliver to one of our regulars. Despite heavy warnings to takeContinue reading “Lamb Winners”

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 tried trimming some sheep’s feet with Nick before going on to cook some delicious Pen-y-WyrlodContinue reading “Market Kitchen: Big Adventure”

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 lamb”…….. This is a toned down version, stolen from the excellent Noshe Djan, by HelenContinue reading “Recipe of the Day”

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 couple of weeks, as any new stock has to be, but he is less thanContinue reading “New Star Ram Makes his Entrance”

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, the sustainable methods we are trying to adopt and the historic landscape that we farmContinue reading “Welcome to the Black Welsh Lamb blog”