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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 […]

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March 2019 Farm Round Up

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hedgerow blossom

As February rolled into March, the weather continued to confuse. There were warm sunny days where the pigs were turning over their water troughs to make wallows, frosty mornings with ice to break, sunny, showery days and full-on rain with strong winds – good old British weather – giving us plenty to talk about. But […]

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February 2019 Farm Round Up

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snowy osbs

Snowy February – that’s a sentence I can understand and we kicked off the month with a really heavy fall – a real blanket came down and covered the farm. It looked beautiful, was not too cold and didn’t last long, thank goodness – no repeat of last year’s Beast of the East. As always, […]