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Noises in the Night

We have big bedrooms at our farm. It’s an old school farmhouse which we have extended over the years. It now has a big veranda right the way around so you can catch the sunrise at breakfast, and have an afternoon drink as the sun goes down. Well that was the idea when we built […]

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Rules that Stand the Test of Time

Our young bloke Tom started school this year. No doubt many of you have shared the same joy, and possibly even the tears of watching your children start school. For us, it’s our first and another milestone along the parenthood road. Tom has handled it much better than I expected he would. Sometimes a timid […]

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Next Business Day Delivery

For the past couple of months, we’ve been refining our internal systems and working with our delivery partner to provide NEXT BUSINESS DAY DELIVERY. I’m pleased to say that as of today, Monday, all orders placed before midnight will be delivered the next business day. For example, if you place your order on Monday you’ll […]

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My Best Ever Pitch

Long-time readers would be aware that a butcher’s November newsletter is prime time for Christmas Ham talk. You know the lines… ‘Nearly Sold Out’, ‘Last Chance’, ‘Early Bird Catches the Worm’, blah, blah, blah. Well this newsletter won’t be like that…until towards the end. Which is soon, because this is a short newsletter, ‘cause we […]

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The Balancing Act

With Winter now passed the longer, warmer days are starting to see the farm come alive again. Because of our elevation there is still some cold weather in front of us yet, but the worst has passed. Overall Winter was kind to us, and we have had some good falls of rain. But as we […]

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The Eyes Have It

We had Corned Beef (with plenty of white sauce) for dinner last night. I’m sure it’s the same for many of you; certain meals bring back certain memories. Food has a way of tying together events and celebrations – and of course people. For my mind, there is no greater joy than preparing, cooking and […]

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