Tamarisk Farm Blog
A why, wherefore, and howto of an Organic family farm on the Jurassic Coast
A series of newsletters, recipes, and other such things
We write monthly for the magazine Bridport Times. To see this article as originally published, view the pages on Issue.
The start of the year is also the end of the year. Our animals are still outside enjoying the last of the grass. 2017 was very good for grass on Tamarisk Farm and we like the stock to stay outside with all the choice of where to go and what to eat. Most of our stock are tough native breeds and as long as they’ve enough to eat and a bit of shelter they are happy outside whatever the weather throws at them. You often see this as selling points for Devon Bulls, advertised proudly as “… overwinters at 1000ft on Exmoor”. All our sheep are breeds originating on islands or high ground. Our part of the Dorset coast has a lot in common with the islands off Scotland; it is rarely cold but often wet and windswept.
Biscuits are a great snack to have around the farm, for that hit of quick sugar energy, and slower release carbohydrates and fat. These Welsh Cakes definitely hit the spot in the middle of a tough job, or with a cup of tea afterwards.Continue reading “Welsh Cakes”