Wild Damson Syrup

Armed with baskets and bags, Ruth and I took off to a neighbour’s farm (with their permission) the other evening.  We returned laden with blackberries, cooking apples and damsons. We left behind the rosehips and sloes for now until the first frost has arrived, and the quince are not quite ripe yet either (haws are … Continue reading

I Am A Sausage Maker..

Yes indeed, I am officially a sausage maker.  Check these babies out…..! Thanks to the two pigs  that left Hunters Lodge before Christmas,  I now have lots of half pound bags of our own sausage meat (approx 75/25 meat/fat ratio) in the freezer.  With the meat having been reared here in the garden, I am … Continue reading

Pink Ladies and Pork Neck

I have to tell you that we are eating THE most magnificent pork this  weather.  It is definitely the best that we have ever  produced and the only thing we did differently in  our pig rearing routine this year was to dispatch  the pigs a little earlier.  This has definitely made a  huge difference – … Continue reading