Greetings every one. Phew, what a yr, and what a run as much as Christmas. The festive bug has undoubtedly bitten North Dorset and we have now been busier than bees in summer time on the farm this week. It has been a delight having so many acquainted faces within the store, and folks’s enthusiasm and pleasure has been infectious! Its nice listening to how folks plan to make use of their veg, and we’ve gleaned a number of concepts ourselves. Out within the fields it’s been Brassicas galore, and in all their glory. January Kings, Savoys, purple sprouting and naturally… sprouts. We are going to most likely dream of choosing sprouts for the following fortnight!
Now it’s Christmas Eve, all of the orders are safely collected, the store doorways have closed for the final time this yr and the hearth goes within the farm home… however, there was one last item earlier than Christmas. As lots of you should have heard, Youngster Okeford village church is briefly out of motion, however due to the exhausting work of Lydia et al. various venues have been discovered for all of the seasons’ companies. Tonight it was our flip to host the annual crib service. And what a deal with it was. It’s not typically you get the prospect to see the nativity performed out in an actual working barn! It was such a privilege to have so many individuals come and have fun Christmas. It actually was inspiring to see that even this present day of central heating and creature comforts, that everybody remains to be recreation to tug on a hat, set themselves down on a straw bale and sing their socks off to the tune of “Ding dong merrily on excessive”. It practically blew the roof off! Effectively executed everybody, what a fantastic celebration of the which means of Christmas.
In order all of us put together ourselves for the marathon that’s Christmas day (actually for some, there’s a park run on in Blandford tomorrow, we might even see you there!) take a second to replicate on the yr and recognize these round you. We can be open within the New Yr from Saturday the fifth January. Whether or not you’re an outdated hand on the farm, or beginning a brand new yr’s decision, we look ahead to welcoming you to the farm and sharing in our objective to deliver sustainable, scrumptious and exquisite greens to the group. Merry Christmas and a contented New Yr to you all.