Greenmeadow Community Farm was scheduled to reopen during February 2021, but due to current Welsh Government COVID restrictions on visitor attractions, this is still not possible.
COVID-19 has affected everyone in some way and disrupted the plans of many businesses including the Community Farm.
Since the last update in August 2020, workers at the farm have had an extremely busy winter caring for the animals and now in lambing season, 16 ewes have already given birth to 24 lambs.
The farm has also received a winter makeover, including the replacement of windows in the farmhouse, improvements to the shop, café and education rooms and major repair works have been carried out on the popular tractor ride trail.
The farm’s livestock and education team have also been busy throughout lockdown developing online learning resources and offering virtual lessons for schools, featuring live footage of the animals direct from the farm.
Behind the scenes, a revised commercial operating model is being developed for the farm, to make it financially sustainable and to ensure it can take advantage of investment opportunities.
Sally Partridge, Senior Farm Manager at Greenmeadow Community Farm, said: “Very soon we will be seeking your views and we would love to hear from as many friends of the farm as possible to hear your thoughts and ideas which will form valuable input into our future.
“We know that many of you have missed the farm enormously and we plan to reopen in a safe, socially distanced way as soon as practically possible once Coronavirus restrictions are lifted. The farm team and all the animals can’t wait to welcome you back!"