Feeding Pigs Apples

  Pigs love eating apples. (Well mine do, especially Cagney!) The apples do not need to be peeled or chopped up. The whole apple can be fed to the pig. Hiding apples under the straw gives the pigs something to root out. Pigs also enjoy finding apples in their drinking trough. Apples Fruit My Pigs Pig … Read more

Seasonal Food For August

Seasonal food for August as recommended by FARMA includes: Asparagus Beetroot Blackberries Broad beans Broccoli Carrots Cauliflower Celeriac Cucumber Elderflower Green cabbage Leeks Onions Parsnips New potatoes Purple sprouting broccoli Red Cabbage Rhubarb Radish Spinach Spring greens Spring onions Strawberries Tomatoes Watercress FARMA is the UK’s National Farmers’ Retail & Markets Association. It “is a co-operative … Read more

Garden Bears Fruit

The garden is beginning to bear fruit……… Cooking Apples Eating Apples Pears Plums Damsons Medlar and Cherry Tomatoes (I believe tomatoes are technically a fruit, but could be wrong!) ….can’t wait to harvest all this lovely fruit. Apples Damsons Fruit Medlar Pears Plums TomatoesApples, Damsons, Fruit, Medlar, Pears, Plums, Tomatoes

Seasonal Food For June

Seasonal food for June as recommended by FARMA includes: First strawberries Asparagus Broccoli Carrots Celeriac Earliest tomatoes Elderflower Green cabbage Leeks Onions Parsnips New potatoes Purple sprouting broccoli Red Cabbage Rhubarb Radish Spring onions Earliest cucumber Earliest beetroot Cauliflower Spring greens Spinach   Earliest broad beans Watercress FARMA is the UK’s National Farmers’ Retail & Markets Association. It … Read more

The Nutritional Value Of Raisins

The Nutritional Value Of Raisins Raisins are dried grapes and they are a good source of; fibre, potassium, iron, calcium, and some B vitamins. Other Health Benefits fat free, cholesterol free, rich source of antioxidants, low in sodium, contain natural sugar (fructose), and no preservatives are used to keep them fresh. Other Benefits A convenient, healthy snack … Read more

The Blossoming Orchard

We are lucky enough to have inherited an orchard which is situated next to our garden. We have various trees in our orchard which are currently covered in lovely blossom. Take a look for yourself. The pear tree blossom. The crab-apple tree blossom. The cooking apple tree blossom. The plum tree blossom. The damson tree. We enjoy harvesting the fruits … Read more

Sloes

Sloes are fruit. They grow on the blackthorn shrub. Sloes are similar to damsons, although they are not usually eaten raw or in a pie. The berries can be made into jam. Sloes are often added to alcohol (gin, vodka or brandy) to make a liquer. No Tags

The Medlar

  Medlars are large shrubs or small trees. The leaves are long, dark green and turn red in Autumn. They are deciduous (shed their leaves annually). Medlars produce a five petalled white flower in late Spring. They bear fruit which has a matt brown coloured skin. The fruit is spherical in shape but has the … Read more