Bumper Honey Crop….

Bumper Honey Crop….

After what could only be described as a pretty dire lead up to this Summer for our bees –  a rainy end to the season in 2012, bitterly cold Winter and snowy April –  we have been pleasantly suprised by our best honey harvest yet this season. Many hours have been spent filling jars full…

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Easter….

Easter….

Just a quick post to say we hope everyone had a fantastic Easter… Ours was spent at home keeping warm! Oh and cooking of course… Andre managed to check on our bees while the sun was shining (despite the cold they were out foraging!) – its been a hard and long Winter for them but…

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Piglets for sale!

We’ve got 11 lovely Saddleback piglets for sale from our prize winning sow ‘Scoops’ a mix of female and male – already chubby and 10 weeks old – Saddlebacks are great porkers and make excellent meat. If you’re new to rearing pigs we can help with lots of advice too… Piglets can be sold with…

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Bee Update… 2012 Season

We’ve had an interesting year with the bees – well that is a slight understatement! As was widely reported amongst bee circles all over the UK it was the worst Summer for over 100 years. Some would argue it wasn’t really a Summer at all – and I think the bees would agree! Because of…

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Venison, Apples and Pie!

Venison, Apples and Pie!

Some more of what we’ve been up to recently….  We were very lucky to be given some venison – which begged the question ‘What to cook?’ Well, sausages of course! We made a mixture of Pork and Venison – one batch with a little white wine and paprika and the other batch plain – so…

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Baking, Jam and Honey!

Baking, Jam and Honey!

Its inevitable that the rain will arrive over a long weekend – luckily we had some delicious home grown goodies to keep us going. Some people like to DIY but I prefer to bake 🙂 and the boys appreciated it… Our bees have been busy too, Andre found a frame packed with honey, it weighed…

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Bee Testimonial… (and sausages too!)

I contacted several people to solve my ‘bee in the chimney’ problem, and only Andre stepped up to the challenge. Whilst others told me it wouldn’t be possible to get rid of them without killing them, Andre told me confidently that he’d be able to smoke them out, then rehouse them. Due to his patient…

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Chilli Fiesta Shenanigans….

The sun finally came out to shine on us at the annual Chilli Fiesta organised by Edible Ornamentals at Mansion House… We were serving up our tasty Sweet Chilli sausages all day long – They went down a treat! Lots of families out and about celebrating Father’s Day in the sun, sampling lots of chilli…

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