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June 2020 Farm Round Up

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Lockdown continues and it is amazing how quickly we all adapt!  The holiday cottage remains empty which is very weird at what is usually our busiest time of year but, with the ‘R’ number continuing to improve, we are planning on being open again on July 4th.  So, if you haven’t visited and are looking […]

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May 2020 Farm Round Up

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The glorious spring weather continued into May and we can only hope that this is not the British summer and that the rest of the year will be miserable 🙂  We had some really high temperatures for this time of year, but also some cold nights with frosts and ice on the water buckets – […]

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April 2020 Farm Round-Up

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The strange times continue – lockdown has become an everyday word and people are adapting to their new lifestyle.  For some, able to work from home or farmers like us, not so much has changed – things are very busy, but for others … those homeschooling, perhaps without a garden, things are tough.  We must […]

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March 2020 Farm Round-Up

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We find ourselves living in interesting times, that’s for sure – and I am not just talking about the Corona virus/lockdown that started late on in March. March started with us up to our knees in mud after perhaps the wettest winter on record – certainly the wettest either of us have known here at […]

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February 2020 Farm Round Up

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It’s official.   2020 delivered the wettest EVER February, according to the Met Office.  Didn’t need their super-computers to tell us that – I think we knew.  First Ciara, then Dennis and finally Jorge blew in and caused chaos.  We had branches down, a fence shattered and several buckets relocated around the farm but we did […]

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January 2020 Farm Round Up

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Piglets in the sun

The New Year on Buttle Farm has been …. frankly, very muddy!  We are luckier than some and we know which paddocks suffer the most so we can try and be smart with where we keep the pigs during winter and which ones should be rested until Spring.    We always aim to have 4 […]

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2019 Farm Round Up Summary

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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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November 2019 Farm Round Up

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Large Black weaners

Rain – light rain – heavy rain – showers – drizzle – November has brought the lot!  Whilst we are not struggling as much as folks in the Yorkshire area, it is VERY wet here.  The pigs don’t seem to mind – they are much more agile in the muddy areas than I am but […]

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Easy Christmas Stuffing Recipes

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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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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 […]