The Monkstone Flock was registered in 2010.
The farm at Trevayne has been looked after by the Reed family since the early 1930’s. The rich pasture land surrounding the farm has always been ideally suited for cattle and sheep. Originally, the main enterprise was based around a dairy herd, however from the late 1970’s they moved away from their traditional roots into rearing-calf and beef production.
Today the farm is developing its methods by following the principles of permaculture. Processes have been adapted to provide for the farm’s ecology and enhance biodiversity with particular focus on pasture reversion. This has allowed anumber of smaller enterprises to establish themselves with greater symbiosis between them whilst also maintaining a sustainable and natural platform.
Trevayne , now home to the Monkstone Herd and Flocks, has a number of breeding Tamworth pigs, poultry and a variety of horticultural activities. As the farm moves into the future there is a strong emphasis on improving its efficiency and reducing its dependency on mechanisation, fuel and other man-made inputs whilst protecting and nurturing its natural elements. Ultimately the farm’s output will be less, but its continued success will rely on building its natural efficiency and reducing its input costs.
Check out the Monkstone Yarns here.
As the sun goes down, we hit the beach ready for an evening of fresh fish and lots of fun. We wrap up warm and enjoy the sunset over Tenby North Beach.
Here’s a bit more about the beautiful Monkstone Beach
Outside the clouds started to roll in, but we had animals to feed and jobs to be done. Just another day on the farm, you just can’t beat it.