Rhubarb is growing really well! Great for an easy Easter pud. In a few weeks it will be a super length for freezing. We are also picking spring greens, artichokes and daffodils. We still have a good stock of potatoes and onions.
The Farm Shop is brimming full of Easter treats for you and the family. Chocolate chicks and tiny bunnies, gingerbread bunnies, traditional Easter biscuits and real Simnel cakes. Boxes of biscuits, local Hampshire after dinner mints. Or why not make up a little Easter hamper!
Season coming soon – keep an eye out for the roadside sign!
K has been trying to keep up with the cooking as well as the pruning! K’s traditionally made brandy soaked marzipanned Simnel cakes are now available. Plus the delicious and exceptionally popular Easter biscuits made with an age old family recipe. Pudding orders are constantly coming in for Easter – Thank you! This week we will be making chocolate roulades, lemon tart, bacon and cheese quiche, cakes galore and many more Easter treats!! We will be making our delicious hot cross buns fresh on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
K has been busy doing all the Spring pruning. Just the redcurrants to finish and the red gooseberries to do. Robin has been working really hard to recover the polytunnel. Finally the wind relented a week or so ago and it is now fixed. The early strawberries are now in and are snuggled under a fleece blanket. Robin has also been busy moving the strawberry bags off the tabletops to go on the low platforms. These should be all moved and covered by the weekend. Weather permitting. We finally got another planting of broad beans in now the ground has dried up enough to get the tractor out. The early spuds went in last week. Fingers crossed on those frosts.
Seed potatoes and onion sets are available. As well as a good selection of Mr Fothergill’s Vegetable and Flower Seeds.
LAYING HENS FOR SALE. We have started to sell the girls. They are still in extremely peak lay, are uber friendly and have led an extremely free range life! £4 each. Please phone if interested. The new girls are arriving Mid April. We are awaiting the arrival of Hen Hilton the second! We have ordered a new hen house as the old converted caravan has finally become too holey!!
31st March – Star Gazing @ Ansty Farm Shop. 8pm – 10pm. Call 01725 515417.
Saturday 16th April – Stonehenge – an illustrated talk by Julia Richards. Tickets £12.50 inc food. In aid of the St Andrews Church Development Appeal. 01747 828201.
Friday 17th June – EU Question Time. Swallowcliffe Hall. 7.30pm. Limited free tickets available from Chris 01747 858016. Tickets going very fast.
Thursday 21st April – Horticultural Lecture – Katherine Crouch – BBC Gardener of the Year and Chelsea Gold winner. 7pm. Broadchalke Primary School. Tickets £10 – available from the Farm Shop.
It is not long now! We did a 20 mile run last weekend and in 2 weekends we will do our last big training run – 22 miles! Ouch! A massive thank you to all that have supported me and have put up with my warblings!! The grand total at the mo is approx £3500!! WOW. THANK YOU!