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Being an off grid farm has been one of the biggest challenges we have had to work with so far. However, over the last few weeks I have come to realise that it has been an advantage. Had we had a grid connection, we would probably have shelved any ideas of renewable energy for sometime... Continue Reading →

Thursday bakery door sale

*please note we are closed this week and there is therefore no bakery door sale on Thursday 8th August* We open our bakery door weekly on a Thursday between 10-4pm. Come along and see our bakery, find out a little bit about how our bread is produced and take home a loaf. Full loaves =... Continue Reading →

Dukkah

Often, but particularly during weather like the storm that battered us last week, I find myself day dreaming about time I spent in Australia back in 2005. One of the things I loved about Australia was the truly fantastic food on offer - particularly so in Melbourne, which was my favourite city. One of my... Continue Reading →

December 2018 – Sourdough bakery open

The thick clay soil of the farm, which had dried out over the summer, is returning to it’s more familiar claggy consistency. Well worn cattle tracks are emerging across the fields - it won’t be long before the farmyard regains the regular bellowing of hungry cattle. We have recently opened a small sourdough bakery at... Continue Reading →

September – a month of transition

For me, September is a month of transition, I feel an urge to desperately cling on to the remains of summer, but am also looking forward to Autumn’s harvest which promises to be extra abundant this year - the wild bounty of autumn berries and fruits have been much enhanced by the hot summer and... Continue Reading →

Summer holiday

This summer we had our first family trip abroad - we really enjoyed exploring the food with the kids. In France, the small village we were in had three bakeries, one of which you could watch the bread being made, it was fascinating and smelt unreal, we breakfasted on baguettes and pan au chocolat bought... Continue Reading →

A piece of family history put to use

My mum keeps everything... I often tease her about it, but a couple of years ago she unearthed a vintage jelly mould that had belonged to her grandmother. It is beautifully old fashioned, like something you would expect to see in an illustration from Bramley hedge. This beautiful piece of family history inspired me to... Continue Reading →

Gorse, glorious gorse

We have just completed another phase of drainage work at Lochaberfarm which is an essential part of the upkeep of the land, and will, we hope, provide a more fertile and productive area of land with which to farm.  I wrote back in March last year a post about the wonder of drains - which I have come to... Continue Reading →

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