The old dog has persisted in going AWOL for days now. It's obvious there's something very interesting somewhere in a wild corner. The Interesting Thing has probably been deceased for a while, and is likely to be the remains of the deer whose leg bone he proudly presented me with two days ago. There ensued a power struggle between the two dogs over who was in charge of said bone. It was eventually divided into more than one piece, to avoid further debate.
Meanwhile, one of the sheep decided it was time to stage an escape and evasion exercise, so Sunday afternoon was spent trying and failing to coax her to come back the same way. She ended up having wheeled transport all the way, starting off in a wheelbarrow through my obliging neighbour's garden, then loaded into the trailer and towed home, only to make another bid for freedom the following day. By then I had already blocked part of her exit, so her efforts were frustrated, but it's only a matter of time before she forms another cunning plan. I will endeavour to remain one step ahead of her at all times.
Lots of great fruit and veggies at the shop this week, including cherry tomatoes, summer greens, early leeks, red peppers, butternut squash, watermelon and peaches. We're trying hard to reduce packing, please bring along your own containers for any of your shopping if you can.
We offer a brilliant wholesale ordering service. The orders are placed once a fortnight, you can get anything except frozen goods from our catalogue, which has thousands of products, and there is only a 5% charge on the wholesale cost, making us very competitive price wise, even with the big supermarkets. Changing your shopping habits in order to reduce car travel is a simple way of doing your bit to combat climate change. Come and have a chat with us if you'd like to give it a go.
The cafe will be open from 9am, serving hot drinks, breakfasts, pancakes and smoothies. The soup is cream of tomato, available from around midday, with freshly baked bread.
See you there