Sunday, 3 January 2010


What a year it has been. Last year we resolved not to cross the threshold of a supermarket for a year. We wanted to get all our meat directly and grow as much veg as possible. When we set ourselves that challenge we never imagined that a year later we would have our own flock of sheep and been in the process of getting cows and having ??? acres of land! Let alone running Tiny Farmer and selling our own meat at Farmers Markets. What a difference a year makes!

We have learnt a huge amount in the last year. Not least, how much you can be self-sufficient if you just put your mind to it. In the last twelve months we have learnt how to make our own sausages, pasta and bread. We have done home butchery and shot our own game. We have learnt how to look after chickens and sheep. We’ve even grown our own wheat and made our own flour. We enjoyed our own pumpkins for Hallowe’en and have enjoyed all manner of home grown vegetables all year round. We have bartered produce and had a harvest party with all our Tiny Farmer friends and supporters. It really has been a great year and a great experience. And now it is the first of January of a new year and a new decade. And are we rushing back to Tesco/Sainsburys/Asda? Not a chance!

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