Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year

We hope to meet you in 2013 - to visit our farm or to stay on our campsite. For our Slovak website click here, for the English website click here.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Two more weeks

Just two weeks left before the start of our lambing season. Our sheep look like hippos. I am getting slightly nervous. Just keeping my fingers crossed that all our animals will stay healthty and wont have problems giving birth.

Friday, December 21, 2012

We got feed

We rely on others for our winter feed. We do know very reliable others... but it took some time before our winter feed finally was delivered. It was already winter and we were already feeding our animals hay and silage. But now we got it all, or almost all, depending on the lenght of this winter.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Not too cold

It is rather cold for a slovakian December month. However our animals don't seem to be cold. We woried a bit about our horse Iris, being old and having lots of Arabic blood in her veins but she is even looking better than this summer (when we just bought her). Our Shetland pony Pjotr is lying at her feet on the picture below.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Mangalitsa: a new pork horizon?

We have just prepared the first pork chops from Mr.Pig our Mangalitsa pork slaughtered yesterday. I am not a great fan of pork meat but this was different! Hard to discribe, did we ate beef or pork? Blogger 'Mad Meat Genius' wrote this about a Mangalitsa roast: This was one special taste treat. I have never experienced such a pork flavor. The meat was very rich with a intense, pleasing pork flavor. If my eyes were closed, I might even say it tastes of a mild beef. The meat was a little darker than the usual pork we purchase. The flavor was accented with a buttery pork fat that made us swoon. The gravy made from these drippings was some of the best gravy that might have ever been made. I took a cup of gravy and just sipped it with a straw. Mangalitsa pork, where have you been all my life? This was a special treat that has opened our taste buds to a new pork horizon.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Weather has changed

Two days ago our sheep were still grazing green grass. Now all is white and we had to bring them home to feed them hay. Feeding hay in the fields is not possible, to many hungry deer around which walk through electric fences to get their feed. We have already tried this last year; all sheep missing and a deer traped in our electric netting. We have made the stable in such a way that they can walk in and out and room around in the orchard. Exercise is good for pregnant ladies.

Recycling

He ate all our organic waste, surplus apples and pears, stole serious amounts of vegetables and potatoes and now he will become dried sausages (Klobassa).