Wow! We’ve been announced as winners of the South East in the Countryside Alliance Awards for local food 2017. Utterly delighted and thank you for all the nominations from you all that helped us reach the qualifying stages. We have been jointly honoured with Quex Barn in Kent as they couldn’t split us and we are the only category with 2 winners, a very tough competition. 11000 entries down to the last 7! Off up to the House of Lords for the winners reception next month where we were so inspired a couple of years ago – not forgetting the fabulous canapes of course!
Becoming a bit of an institution, the Binfield Heath Polo Club Charity Day is being held tomorrow from 10am at the polo ground, Gravel Road, Binfield Heath. Join us for 14 hour smoked Dexter brisket & cold Coronas, polo finals, bouncy castle and ice cream van for the kiddos and general all round lovely day with a forecast for fairly decent weather!
Admission is £20 per car or £5 per person with every penny from the gate going to the Thames Valley Air Ambulance. www.tvairambulance.org.uk
You may be amused to hear of our own little nativity here on the farm this Christmas just gone with the birth of a very unexpected calf on Christmas morning.
A little girl now named Santa who will definitely never be destined for the abattoir.
What is even more amusing is how Dozer, our (we’re beginning to discover) very amorous bull managed that one – or to be more specific… when! With two more calves expected in March (although based on Santa they could be any time at all), he seems to have discovered the fine art of jumping his significant tonnage over the fences!