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June 2019 Farm Round Up
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 this one - we had a partridge join the guinea flock last winter. They seemed OK having her around and she took full advantage of the morning and evening feed rounds. Then she disappeared so I think I know what she was up to. She returned...
Two fabulous easy sauces to serve with BBQs or Slow Roasts
They work well together or apart! Robert's BBQ Sauce (followed by Cool Coriander Sauce)Ingredients: (all measures dessert spoons)15 dsp cider vinegar10 dsp brown sugar3 dsp Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce2 dsp tomato ketchup3 dsp tomato pureeWhole head garlic, peeled and finely choppedChilli sauce or finely chopped chilli, to tasteSalt to tasteMethod:Warm the vinegar and sugar in a stainless steel or enamel pan (non-reactive) to a gentle simmer and stir until the sugar melts. Add the chopped garlic and simmer for 1 minute, then remove from the heat.Add the remaining ingredients and stir until well mixed. Return to the heat and bring back to the simmer,...
May 2019 Farm Round Up
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 fields and hedgerows are looking in fine form and the gardens around the house and yard are coming into their best summer colours. The fruit trees seem to have survived the late frost and there is a good crop of apples and pears developing. In my mind, there is no...