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2019 Farm Round Up Summary

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snowy osbs

With the festive season behind us, it is time to reflect on the year just gone with all its twists and turns.  With some relief, it was not a year of weather extremes – no massive heatwave, no Beast from the East to test us – plenty of variety to talk about but we were […]

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Easy Christmas Stuffing Recipes

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sausage balls square

Robert’s Fruity Stuffing 500g Buttle Farm Sausagemeat 200g Rude Health Fruity Date Porridge 1 medium onion, finely chopped Fresh ground black pepper 1 pack Buttle Farm Streaky Bacon Robert’s Nutty Stuffing 500g Buttle Farm Sausagemeat 300g Rude Health ‘The Oatmeal’ Porridge 1 medium onion, finely chopped Handful of fresh sage, finely chopped 50g pecans, roughly […]

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October 2019 Farm Round Up

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sow and piglets

September’s mini heatwave moved on and October brought proper Autumn days – sometimes sunny, often rainy, but with a real chill in the air. Our Autumn glut of piglets continue to thrive – and are now happily tucking in to the windfall apples supplied by our neighbours. October was a big month for the piglets […]

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September 2019 Farm Round Up

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When the British weather is great, it is truly amazing. What a fabulous September we’ve been blessed with this year. My tomatoes have ripened well and we’ve hosted a number of BBQ parties out on the terrace – sunglasses were more in evidence than coats! Inevitably some rain came towards the end of the month […]

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August 2019 Farm Round Up

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Pheby GSP

Summer is racing through at a ridiculous speed – and just for a change, no complaints from this farmer about the weather. It’s been a good mix of sunshine and rain – everything is growing well, the fields are in great condition, the pigs are happy – life is good!  Our cover photo this month […]

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July 2019 Farm Round Up

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deer

Summer rolls on and happily, a more British summer this year. I know not everyone appreciates a bit of rain every now and then but last summer’s heatwave had significant downsides so this year’s mixed forecast has been welcomed! The grass (and weeds) are having a bumper year – the tractor has been kept busy […]

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June 2019 Farm Round-Up

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Incubator full of eggs

It’s definitely summer – whilst the weather has been somewhat patchy, new life is popping up all over the farm albeit of the feathered variety! I wonder if we should re-do our logo to include birds? Our first spot was a red-legged partridge and her chicks in the guinea fowl barn. Not a total surprise […]

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Two easy-to-make tasty sauces for BBQs or Slow Roasts

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They work well together or apart! Robert’s BBQ Sauce (followed by Cool Coriander Sauce) Ingredients: (all measures dessert spoons) 15 dsp cider vinegar 10 dsp brown sugar 3 dsp Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce 2 dsp tomato ketchup 3 dsp tomato puree Whole head garlic, peeled and finely chopped Chilli sauce or finely chopped chilli, […]

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May 2019 Farm Round Up

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May blew in as April finished – I think ‘variable’ is the right description for our weather. Scorching hot days were followed by torrential rain. Luckily, us Brits like a little variety in our weather 🙂 The plus side of the mixed up weather is that everything is growing really well out there – the […]

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April 2019 Farm Round Up

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osbs

Spring has well and truly sprung and April duly delivered some really varied weather. We started the month with a serious frost which had us all worried for the blossoms that were out.  Mid-month, for Easter, we had a full-on British heatwave which had all the pigs demanding wallows and then ended the month with […]