As you can see from the picture above, our new saddleback piglets are getting stronger, more playful and more adventurous as each day goes by. Mum and babies are all doing very well and although still quite cautious will probably come and say hello to anyone who visits their paddock.
We also have new arrivals in the form of pedigree Middlewhite Pigs – we have taken delivery of an in-pig gilt and 8 six week old weaners. So popular during the 19th Century as a meat pig in London restaurants that they were also known as London Porkers, Middlewhites came very close to extinction in the late 20th century. We are delighted to help increase the numbers of this friendly, inquisitive and, above all, tasty breed. These weaners will definitely come over to investigate if you walk over to their field – particularly if you go armed with some of our plentiful windfall apples and quince.
Still no real frost at the farm so tomatoes, bell peppers, chillis and tomatoes are abundant in the shop and on the menu. Dahlias are still setting flowers at least for another weekend and can be bought by the stem in the shop or picked to order from the cutting garden. Vibrant colours, statuesque forms and long-lived as cut flowers, it is really worth capturing the very end of summer for a little longer.
Excellent fresh fish arriving from Cornwall again tomorrow morning – we will have Cock Crabs, Plaice and Monkfish for sale in the shop as wet fish or on the menu in the restaurant.
We look forward to welcoming you to the farm again this week, whether you come to shop, to breakfast, to lunch or, on Friday or Saturday, for dinner.