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Mantel Farm Newsletter - January 2018

Happy New Year, Logs & Winter Fuel, Jason's Guide To Cockerels

logs and winter fuel

Keep your fires burning with our winter fuel offers

Just a quick newsletter this month to wish you all a very happy new year and a prosperous 2018.

Our shop will be open again from Sunday 7th January, but dont forget if you require our local delivery service or animal boarding facilities before then, we can still accommodate your needs. Please get in touch and we will be happy to assist.

We are looking forward to another year here, having made many improvements around the farm and our push to become even more eco-friendly continues next year. The addition of our electric van, powered by the sun, now allows us to perform run installations, chicken keeping setups and deliver our goods with a reduced carbon footprint.

Our flocks of bantam chickens are already available to purchase (they are even laying a few eggs) and dont forget our hybrids are available to reserve now for when they arrive in February. We will keep you updated through the year as always on news, offers and promotions on our products, training courses and animal boarding facilities via our newsletters and social media channels.

So with the weather so wet and windy, its perfect time to relax indoors, and to offer some encouragement we have below Jasons poultry article, Amandas beekeeping notes a special offer on fuel for your fire and deliveries direct to your door ... 

jasons guide to cockerels

Jason's Home Farmer Magazine Article

Cockerels - An Introductory Guide

Ths month Jason has covered the benefits (and problems) associated with keeping a cockerel - some of you may even remember seeing his featured cockerel 'Solar' wandering around the farm, and if you have a flock of free ranging hens (or have retired a hen or two in our retirement-flock) then its well worth taking the time to read his story of true gallantry

kiln dried logs and firewood
Buy Winter Fuel Pack...

Our Winter Fuel Pack offer continues for another month - Only £15.00 - Save £5.70

Available to buy in the farm shop or online. One each of:

- Kiln Dried Firewood Logs

- Flaming Firewood

- Kiln Dried Kindling

- Flamers (Natural Firelighters)

These products are all kiln dried and from sustainably sourced woodland in Britain. They are exceptionally dry and of good quality, so ready to burn on your fire (or all wood burning appliances). 

beekeeping notes

Amanda's Beekeeping Notes

Checking Temperatures, News Items, Neonics

At this time of year, we cannot see what the bees are up to except by observing the entrance or briefly lifting the crown board. The 20 colonies I am currently looking after are all reacting differently, probably related to their genetic make-up, colony size and disease states. In the course of ridding them of mites by dusting, and therefore opening most of them twice a week in November, I have seen some in a tight quiet cluster.

local delivery service

Try Our Local Delivery Service

Items Delivered Direct To Your Door

Our new eco friendly electric van is powered by the sun - no more harmful emissions! If you are within our catchment area you can receive your goods without having to leave the comfort of your own home. Please refer to our collections and deliveries page on the website for full details.