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November 2020 Farm Round Up

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For those of you who read this blog regularly, you will know that life is changing on Buttle Farm – with sadness, we are dispersing the pig herd and from January onwards, will no longer be producing and supplying rare breed pork.   But until then, although the feeding rounds may be smaller than they used […]

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October 2020 Farm Round Up

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An interesting month on the farm.  For many reasons, we have made the decision to bring our pig farming enterprise to a close at the end of the year – our breeding sows, and the infamous Boris the boar, have found new homes and we are down to the smallest number of pigs since we […]

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Pork Bourguignon Recipe

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A perfect dish for a winter’s evening –  a treat for the family or grand enough for a dinner party!! INGREDIENTS (serves 4-6) : 1kg pork shoulder cut into 5-10cm chunks 200g chunky lardons 24 small chestnut mushrooms, cleaned Salt and black pepper 3 tbsps olive oil 1kg sliced onions 1 heaped tablespoon plain flour […]

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September 2020 Farm Round Up

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As we sit at the beginning of October, as the first storm of the year hits, it is good to remember the warm days of September.  It was a lovely month, long sunny days, dry, a few chilly mornings but plenty of blue skies which was a real treat. The cottage on the farm has […]

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August 2020 Farm Round Up

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Perhaps not the best August weather on record but that didn’t stop our guests in the holiday cottage having fun – lots of BBQs and exploring the local area – and some lovely reviews.  Nice to see everyone out enjoying life, many of them would never normally holiday in Wiltshire in August but perhaps that’s […]

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July 2020 Farm Round Up

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With the ‘R’ number going in the right direction, the government gave the green light for the re-opening of holiday accommodation.  From a standing start, pretty soon, the bookings were flowing again and we are sold out for the whole of July and August.  Great news for us, for our guests who are loving the […]

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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 […]