22nd August 2019
Why athletes wear merino wool sport socks
Merino wool is already a champion
The go-to base layer
Our favourite merino wool socks
Notes from the Village
Our local farm shop, Village Greens, is a not-for-profit, run by lovely people to serve our local community on Bodmin Moor. They provide local and organic produce, fabulous cooked breakfasts and great company in our sometimes lonely bucolic idyll. We love what they do for our community, we love their gorgeous cakes and produce and want to share their weekly newsletter. In it Di provides beautiful and amusing insights into modern organic smallholding and farming life. Come and join us on Friday mornings if you can - bring a shopping bag too, but in the meantime, sit back, read on and enjoy...
Having spent last Sunday afternoon retreiving an escaped sheep, it was no surprise to discover another neighbour suffering the same public humiliation. An excursion in my car on Monday evening involved a slight detour to capture a stray chicken who was happily browsing the roadside vegetation. I took her back to my yard, snuggled her in a nest box and began tracking down her owner. She stayed for a sleepover (but neglected to lay an egg!) before being collected the following morning. We're keeping a close eye on the pigs, in case they decide to enter the fray and exit their accommodation. Our most athletic pig ever jumped out of the trailer after he'd been loaded up, but was easily coaxed back in with the promise of food.
We look forward to opening up at Village Greens this week, there are local cucumbers and runner beans, Lynda's blueberries, more flowers, and other treats include red peppers, sweet potatoes, white cabbage and doughnut peaches. If you haven't already given them a go, we have some really good olives in stock, pitted green and pimento stuffed. They can be used in salads, and make a great combination with our range of pasta. We have spaghetti and various other shapes and colours on our shelves, a simple summer supper can be on your plate in minutes, without a long journey to buy ingredients.
See you there