Saturday, 16 July 2011
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Yesterday we made sausages with the 6th form students. We started by mincing the rare breed pork produced on the farm. We prefer a coarse mince as it produces a MEATY banger.
Once the meat is minced it is mixed with the seasonings and rusk to ensure the sausage holds together.
The mixture is then stuffed into sausage skins using our big shiny stuffer. We made two really tasty mixtures; Pork and Chilli as well as Pork and Sage.
The stuffed sausages are twisted into links by hand. A process which is really straight forward and quite relaxing.
The finished product, in this case Pork and Sage. The links are placed in 6's ready to be sold to hopefully eager customers.
Tuesday, 12 July 2011
|6th Form and Yr9 Agriculture Students|
show off their hard work
Hopefully this will let everyone know that there is good quality 'British Pork' being reared and produced locally and available to buy!
|Percy and Sootie showing off the product|
Today the 6th Form made sausages (which pretty much sold out before the day was out), blog post to follow.
Our Saddleback Gilt came fourth overall in the Gilt Class and Won Reserve Champion in the Rare breed Pig Class.
All of our own pigs are pedigree bred with well traced lineages. They tend to succeed in the show ring because the students handle them everyday and Kelly puts in so many hours in preparing them for the shows.
Whilst we did not enter the East of England show we will be going to the Hatfield Show (19th - 21st August) with two Gilts, the very successful Saddleback shown here and a Large Black gilt which we have high hopes for.
The Winning Rosettes. Some more to add to the collection. Redborne has a great track record of winning Rosettes at Agricultural shows.
To add to the Redborne Line two new Saddleback Gilts will be joining the Redborne Herd. The Gilts won 'Best in Show' at the East of England.
Saturday, 9 July 2011
We've had a few new additions to the farm recently, the first being two lovely weaners. They are a bit different to the pigs usually seen at Redborne because they're ginger. They are Saddleback and Tamworth crosses. The Saddleback in them comes from our Saddleback boar, Percy, and the Tamworth from our friends over at Cardona and Sons (http://thecardonagoodlife.blogspot.com/). They are happily enjoying an outdoor pen and love the attention they get from everyone who sees them.
We've also had some newborns from one of our Black sows. She has a healthy litter of 11. Mum and piglets are all doing well.