Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Sausage and Mash Club on tour

It is British sausage week and we are celebrating  with our bangers before bonfire night.

Check out the recipes on the Love Pork Website

Last years activities led to an extra 572 ton of sausage eaten during sausage week!

Let us know what your favourite recipe is or where your favourite Sausage & Mash is served in Bridgend we would like to know what is happening.

Leave comments at The Real Food Box or Feastival

The Bridgend  Sausage and Mash club are on tour this week to sample some local sausage by Maddocks Kembrey Butchers in Maesteg being served with mustard mash and red onion gravy at Creation Cafe Blaengarw.

Creation Cafe is a great place to source local and delicious food at reasonable prices, but booking needed for Thursday's sausage & mash extravaganza. Please ring Ruth or Nicola to book your place 01656 353919. the Cafe is situated in Katie Street Blaengarw.

Happy British Sausage Week make sure they are British!

Monday, 24 October 2011

Launch of the song Bee Power

I was invited to the launch of the Bee Power song, the winning song about the plight of the Bumble Bee by Dolau primary school and Bridgend College students in the SMILE competition.

They have launched it to be downloaded to try and get this into the charts it is being well received and featuring in the media if you wish to see the making of the song visit their Facebook Page


Please download the single


and get these Welsh students into the Charts the profits will go to the Bumble Bee Conservation Trust and the Size of Wales project!



Friday, 10 June 2011

SMILE 2011 & Open Farm Sunday

SMILE (Students Motivate Innovative Learning through Enterprise.) 2011

2011 celebration day was upon us .Clare George  is an IT Lecturer at Bridgend College and has received the ‘Most Enterprising Teacher Award 2009' approached me to help with a planting workshop for the day.

The theme this year was "the plight of the Bumble Bee" and details of the winning song by Dolau Primary will be published shortly it will be available to download from i tunes and we are hoping for a no 1 it is brilliant :-)

We watched the Video Logs and songs which were produced with the students of Bridgend college a great time was had by all by the looks of things.

There were 7 workshops and we were all kept busy in the sunshine at Kenfig Nature reserve. We made recycled newspaper pots in which we put some salad leaf seeds to grow, the pupils were very knowledgable about bees and their importance in life.This was a great opportunity to tell the pupils and teachers about Open Farm Sunday and I gave them the details of the farms in their areas this weekend.

For more details of Farms in your area contact Open Farm Sunday

 Congratulations to Litchard Primary who made the winning Bumble Bee design that was built by the apprentices in the engineering Department of Bridgend college.

This now has a permanent place at Kenfig Nature Reserve and we hope it attracts more bees to the reserve ;-)

Also congratulations to Llanilltyd Fawr Primary that won the video log it was buzzing with entertainment

The Planting workshop was well attended and the schools recieved goodie bags to return to school with seeds for their gardens and learned how to make bee habitats from the other workshops.


Also the day would not have been complete without Clare on the Hooter

Don't forget the big day with LEAF on Sunday
 Open Farm Sunday

Discover Life on a British Farm June 12th 2011

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Bridgend ESDGC Conference Tondu Primary

Our Welsh Farm had a brilliant day at the ESDGC conference we were one of many stalls promoting this subject at Tondu Primary School.

The Opening speech was made by James Fletcher, a climate change champion in 2008 from Pengam , Caerphilly . He is currently studying a BA in Politics and International Relations at Reading University. An inspirational speaker and we will watch this space for more news..............
a clip below from 2008

This was followed by Steve Lambert who shared some of his experiences of best practice as part of the Sustainable Development Team in BCBC. All this and more was shared with teachers at the end of the conference as a resource DVD.

Thanks to all the teachers who visited "Our Welsh Farm" in the IT suite and if anyone missed us and would like to get in touch please do.

Don't forget to visit Open Farm Sunday to find a farm near you.  Grab your wellies and visit a Farm on June 12th 2011!

Thursday, 10 February 2011

February- Sheep in waiting! Open Farm Sunday is coming!!

Our Welsh Farm is getting prepared for lambing lots happening in the next few months. Spring is on its way all sheep have been scanned and results good despite the cruel winter we have had.

We are hosting a french agricultural college group on the 9th of March they want to experience rural Wales. I hope they enjoy must get out the phrase book!!

Lambing will begin at the end of March and we will be lucky to have the expertise of a Bristol Uni Vet student  learning from both sides will be a great experience.


I am now Welsh coordinator for Open Farm Sunday an initiative of LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming).

LEAF brings farmers and consumers together to raise
awareness of how farmers are working in harmony with nature to produce good food with environmental care.

After the success of "Care for your Food We Do!" the theme this year is " Discover Life on British Farms" If you wish to find out where you can visit a farm on Open Farm Sunday June 12th 2011 please visit the website Open Farm Sunday .
If you are a farmer and would like to get involved or just thinking about it please attend one of the workshops which are being held across the UK in March/April. Please have a look OFS workshops. Attending a workshop will give you all the hints and tips you need to host a success event and could make up your mind!

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Our Welsh Farm is back!!

Huge apologies to those that have missed us over the holidays but website is now back on line unfortunately no webcams at the moment as the electrics controlling the streaming have not dried out and been tested yet. we are working on it but please enjoy the rest of the site.

 Happy New Year