Monday, August 4, 2014


Its 5am and i thought i would squeeze a quick blog post in before heading off to the abattoir. Yes it pork time again, we will be making sausages including a new Beer and Ale, made with a beer called Dark Horse from our local Micro Brewery.

The wave of sadness is currently right in front of me, however i am very proud of the latest two boys, they have loaded well and i hope to give them a good short journey. Some people might laugh, but I think its the last thing I can do for them, to ensure they have a nice comfortable ride to Burnham on Crouch.

We have had lots of joint orders this time, and so many old fashioned comments about can we have chops with the kidney on. Currently we have Half a pig sold and just over another half with chops and joints.

I have spruced our chalk board at the road up, buy giving it a lick of paint and treating myself to some new chalk! Its looks really good.

 Mum had to work on Saturday so i set myself the task of making my first ever jam With Cherry Plums from where the sheep go and stay during the summer. They were a bit of a nightmare due to their size and pips. But after some expert phone advice from our friend Toni who is an old hand at preserving its all in jars and ready for labelling. Its such a nice jam, because its tart but sweet. We had the chance to try it in a lovely Victoria Sponge that Mum made on Sunday.

Maurice has a new Rotavator, he didn't tell me and was waiting for me to notice, However my eyes don't miss a thing and i noticed it that night. Its smaller than the others and good for getting in those tight corners.

Well i'm back from dropping the pigs off a little earlier than normal so i have planted two rows of leeks in the garden. Not bad! I think i will try this 4.30am every morning.

I forgot to say home grown dinner on sunday, including chicken, potatoes, leeks, chard, and yorkie puds made with our eggs!

Anyway time to get changed and get on my way to work.


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