Loads of good stuff to report though - so read on....
Term has got off to a flying start, and half term is fast approaching...we have been busy picking produce, replanting salad in the polytunnel and digging up bean beds and getting them ready for the next log of veggies. Our pumpkins look great (although some are quite small) and we are hoping to make pumpkin produce after half term. We had a great morning out last week at FOODWORKS COOKERY SCHOOL in Colesbourne. Emma (chef from Wiggly Worm Charity) led the morning's cooking, teaching some very valuable knife skills, with the onions, leeks and courgettes. The students made leek and potato soup, and courgette and raising muffins - delicious! We took along our own produce, and it was great to see the end results made into edible lunch! It's spurred us on to do some more cooking onsite (with a portable hob) and we are going to make curried parsnip soup next week for lunch!
Beatrice has come on leaps and bounds with the students leading her round the field three days a week - they thoroughly enjoy this activity and we have some wonderful photographs for their folders!
Manny is lame .....😞 so he is in the stable again - we are hoping it's just an infection in his foot, and not laminitis - so we have to poultice his foot for three days and hope that it brings the infection out.
Sandy is looking fantastic, and will need scanning imminently - piglets should be arriving first week of December!
It's our QUIZ on 13 October (see opposite)
we are having an Open Day on Wednesday 10 October