The main theme since I last wrote has to be the water, oh boy have we had some. My office window looks out over a beautiful wooded glade with a victorian walled garden in front, I am looking at it now, swifts dart past, swallows swoop into the barn I am sat in, my sister in law calls it the idyl, right below the office is a concrete path which in extreme weather can have surface water running over it. Today it looks like the river Exe has moved its banks. How can two years be so different? this time last year twas a desert. The rain is cold ideal for soup! but not so great for growing crops, very pleased that I pleaded with my team of planters to carry on working late into the night a few weeks back otherwise those plants would still be sat in the greenhouse begging to be released.
A positive point of all this rain is that we have never had so much grass, that’s green grass that my Dexter cows eat, in case you were in any doubt. We have made a terrific crop of silage, which will feed the cows through the coming winter, sorry yes, I am thinking of winter already, designing this seasons soup with the help of the Soup Club. We meet next Thursday 21st June all welcome.
The cows are calving at the moment and very successfully, although the little calves must be wondering what sort of a world they have entered. I think it has been probably wetter outside the womb than in it.
Updated the website with some descriptions of the soups, and general tweaks, getting ready to do a new video, so keep checking.
Soups won third in the Independant taste test so we are all very choughed.
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