As readers of my Blog will know I’m a great supporter of all things local – from arts and crafts to food. One of the things I am particularly passionate about is supporting our local farmers and particularly those who rear their own livestock. We are lucky to live in a county where there are so many great farmers who rear their animals to high welfare standards and as such we have an excellent choice of meat. This means that I NEVER buy supermarket meat!
One of the most local of these producers are our friends Nigel and Yvonne who farm just a couple of miles down the road from where we live. Back in January they held their annual lambing day where visitors could visit their farm and see their animals. It was a lovely afternoon and we were even treated to seeing Yvonne hand feed a day old calf that had recently been born but sadly rejected by its mother.
This is farming as it should be – a high welfare, un-intensive model that produces high quality meat. As I type the house is full of the smell of a tagine of lamb meat balls – made of course from Nigel and Yvonne’s meat. Recipe coming soon!