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!
Blue Tin Produce have been selected as finalists in the 2015 Countryside Alliance Awards, otherwise known as the Rural Oscars.
We will be competing in the Local Food category against businesses from across England and Wales for the Champions title.
Wow! So thank you to our wonderful customer who nominated us for this prestigious award and to all of you for voting us into the finals!
The awards were set up 11 years ago to offer a voice and a platform to rural businesses and are a true celebration of the British countryside. Finalists across the 4 categories have been drawn from thousands of nominations and the awards are nomination-led so our inclusion speaks very highly of the loyalty of our customers. Winners will be announced in April 2016.
Reception at the Houses of Parliament
The winners will be announced at a reception at the Houses of Parliament in Westminster in April. To see more about the other potential winners in our category, please go to www.countryside-alliance.org or on Twitter @CAAwards #RuralOscars.
Very many thanks to all of you!
Perhaps we should add #FarmerInASuit, #BumpkinsInTheBigSmoke etc etc…. but really, THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH and we’ll keep you posted!