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02/17/2017 at 23:30. Facebook
Yesterday went fast. From this glorious start as I pulled the baked beans from the wood oven, to the ten varieties of tomato, roasted red and yellow beetroot, and house cured pastrami (using our own honey) it was a riot of colour and flavour for the Friday Feast. Then a little light relief watching two week old piglets play hide and seek in the long grass.
Fat Pig Farm
02/17/2017 at 04:40. Facebook
This is going to be a good night. Good thoughts and conversation and a great documentary about urban agriculture. And if Matthew doesn't have me sorting through 15 types of tomato in preparation for Wednesday's class I'm going.....!

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Sowing the Seeds - Urban Agriculture in Tasmania

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This is our current favourite summer vegetable (thanks to our sturdy steel framed greenhouse which has survived the spring and summer winds). They are padrons, a Spanish pepper that our friend Kath calls Spanish roulette: mostly they are lovely and mild but occasionally, very occasionally, one packs a serious chili punch. Matthew roasts them in the woodfired oven with olive oil, salt, pepper...
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Under this big sky you may make out Elsie going into the milking shed. Sent zucchini, beans, honey biscuits and plenty of bacon into The Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart beforehand. Ready for bacon buns and farmers plates out of the red Fat Pig van. We're on the waterfront at PW1. Come down and say g'day to Kellie and the gang.
This is the kind of thing we love: a group of people getting together to celebrate and eat their very own locally grown and reared tucker. If you're up near Tenterfield this March, check out this delicious sounding dinner.

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Sommerlad Poultry High Country Table

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How lovely! An advance copy of the German edition of Not Just Jam arrived in the post. It's a bit of a thrill to have a book translated, even though it's happened with Winter On The Farm and The Deli Book before this. Love the different cover, too.

Michelle Crawford, who co-wrote Jam, is helping Sadie Chrestman host next week's pickling workshop. It's going to be a gentle evening class, with...
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One week of irrigation worries. Two expeditions onto the dam. Two attempts with the pump. One with jug and a quick hand. And it may not look like much to you, but this small spray suggests we may be back in business. The one pipe feeds the whole market garden and all the pigs, so it's imperative we get it working again soon. Fingers crossed we fixed it right this time.
I interrupted Kevin's breakfast this morning. He looks slightly grumpy about it. #milkmustache
Who wants to meet Joel Salatin AND raise money for a great cause? Jonai Farms are hosting a fundraiser for the AFSA Legal Defence Fund that is being set up to help small farmers access much needed legal help. And they've enlisted Joel Salatin and Costa Georgiadis entertain and educate. Plus there will be delicious fresh (ethical) farm food. Lots of details here....

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Joel Salatin at Jonai Farms AFSA Fundraiser

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Fat Pig Farm is looking for a market garden manager.

Jono has created an abundant and very beautiful market garden that drives everything we do and serve on Fat Pig Farm. We're looking for an enthusiastic, imaginative market gardener to join us and continue to drive this productive garden.

Here's the deal: We’re a 70 acre mixed farm in Glazier’s Bay near Cygnet in Southern Tasmania. We...
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Last spring a group of inspiring foodie gardeners helped us kickstart a food forest as part of our Real Skills for Growing Food workshop with Good Life Permaculture We spread nasturtiums under the Cornish Aromatic, sweet alysum, chives and thyme under the Anzac peach, comfrey and oregano under the Moorpark apricot and beautiful blowsy cosmos under the Smyrna quince. Their job is to attract...
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Every birth is a source of joy for us. Audrey gave birth in her huge nest just near the electric fence. Our pigs often choose to give birth outside, despite the insulated hay bale shelters we build for them. At this time of year, when it's warm and relatively dry, we don't mind. But sometimes nature throws the weather at the newborns. This mob are minutes old.
Good morning Geeveston! We are not going to Salamanca Market today (sorry Hobart - we'll be back next week!) so à big batch of wood fired bread is heading to the Red Door Larder. Stirato baked by Matthew and several varieties of Cam's rather fabulous sourdough. As well as a few packets of Fat Pig bacon and some delicious pesto that Seona made yesterday from the three types of basil that are...
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Sadie trying to get reception on the EFTPOS machine. Caught in the act by Cy (Gwynne - Food By Cy). #lifeinthecountry
It's summer. Which is a great time for the garden. And a great time to eat things from the garden. Especially if someone else has cooked them. And then especially if they come with wine. We've put on an extra feast on Thursday, January 12 (which is this Thursday) to make the most of all the produce. Details are on our website. In the meantime here are some lovely pictures of what we might be...
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Summer. A day to soak in cool muddy water. Lie in the sun. Lie in the shade. Wallow. Sun. Shade. Wallow. Sun. Shade. Wallow......
Sadie rockin (folkin?) out to Conchilla at the Peregrine tea and cake stall at the Cygnet Folk Festival. Come on down for a $1 tea (in a tea cup) (with a saucer) and banana cake just out of the oven.
Inspired by @hugoandelsa's oven raspberry jam I'm using her summer sun jam recipe from Not Just Jam to use up leftover strawberries. Yep you heard that right "leftover" strawberries. Our friend and Fat Pig Farmhand Phil has an organic strawberry farm and we've eaten our fill (phil?) with Cane's peaches and Elsie cream. (Sadie)
Midsummer News from Fat Pig Farm

Midsummer News from Fat Pig Farm

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It's going to be the summer of the courgette I reckon. Btw I ate that yellow ripple currant tomato in the hothouse yesterday and it was delicious. Sadie