New arrivals at the farm this week…

All change in The Piggery this week…  We have several new arrivals as we plan to build a small herd of breeding Pedigree Saddleback pigs.  Monday saw the arrival of a breeding Sow and 5 young gilts – we are hoping that Julius, our pedigree boar, will relish his duties and that we will have some home produced pedigree piglets by the Autumn.  In the meantime, our new “family” are happy, chatty and delighted to have company – do go and say hello when you next visit the farm.  

Of course, the arrival of a fertile sow means that we had to send off Julius’ 3 remaining brothers before they became too troublesome.  Once they smell a sow on heat, male pigs start over producing testosterone-like hormones and their meat develops an unpleasant smell and flavour known as Boar Taint. Not to worry though, we have just taken return delivery of 3 perfect, fatty, purple-meated carcasses with no hint of Taint.  Pork will be featuring on the menu from this weekend with Sausages, Pate, Hams and Bacon to follow.   

A reminder that we are now open on Saturdays from 10am to 11pm throughout the summer.  You can join us for an early evening cocktail or dinner.  Tables will be inside or in the gardens depending on temperature and your inclination.  Nest weekend, in celebration of the Jubilee, we will also be open for dinner on Friday evening.  Booking is open on the website for both evenings.  

We look forward to welcoming you to the farm again this week, whether you come to shop, to breakfast, to lunch or, on Saturday, for dinner.