WTM Newsletter Issue 40 Jan 2014......... Wishing you a Healthy and Prosperous New Year !








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Until the end of February new customers will receive 20% discount on frozen stocks of beef, pork, lamb, mutton and sausages.
Returning customers bringing along a new customer who makes a purchase, also receive 20% discount on frozen stock , as above.
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vouchers available for you to give to friends / family so regular customers can qualify for a 20% discount on a future visit.


Free Range Eggs

From our flock of Lohmann hybrids.

Mediums :
£1:65 / half dozen
£3:50 per dozen
£7:00 per tray

£1:80 per half dozen
£3:50 per dozen
£8:00 per tray

( Eye wateringly huge )
£2:00 per half dozen




It has been a good apple harvest and we have three different desert apple varieties juiced and a Bramley Blend. All apples are local and the 1l bottles of pure apple juice are £4.
honey is from bees foraging mainly in Peldon and Wigborough and available in two sizes priced £3:50 and £4.

Quince Jelly has been made from our Quinces, it is a very sweet accompaniment to any meat or good simply spread on toast and priced at £2:50 per pot.



Good stocks of frozen beef.
20% off for new customers and returning customers recommending us.
Next fresh beef Wed 5th March.

Shop opening times:

Fridays and Saturdays 10am - 5pm
On Thursdays from 11am when we are labelling up the fresh meat and processing orders for
On all other days, if you are passing and the sign says 'open' then we are ! If you wish to come outside of these times, please call 07790 095 052 .

7th Colchester Winter Beer Festival
Colchester Arts Centre
Wed 22 nd Jan - sat 25th Jan
Wigborough Traditional Meats is supplying the pigs for the hog roast - enjoy !

Happy New Year from the farm team at Garr House Farm.


                                                                                  The team pictured just before Christmas.
Starting with the back row, left to right ; Harry has now swapped boiler suit for smart suit and several 5am starts at the Bank of England, Phil, who is responsible for the concreting element featuring in most newsletters,Kate, just maintaining control of new arrival 'Poppy' a fox red labrador.
On the front row: Toby, who has now returned to term 2 at Exeter, Murphy dog pushing himself into a better position, Bobby, who still looks after the newly farrowed sows, Bob, our stockman and the apprentice Jamie.

Weather permitting, once the routine stock jobs are done some maintenance / building work can happen. Here Harry and Jamie having painted the feather edged boarding are fixing it to plywood sheets creating a wall, the trailer and bales serve as the perfect platform to work from.
1,300 hedging plants and trees plus their stakes and rabbit protection plastic were purchased in early December as a planting project for the Uni' Christmas holiday ........... 400 still to go as the weather has been so wet. They are mainly hawthorn with a sprinkling of oak, field maple, dogwood and hornbeam. No new hedges planted but it is patching up old ones like this section along the road. The ground is still waterlogged in places and Phil is hoping 50% survive.


'Pigs might fly' ; the saying is supposed to indicate the unlikeliness of an event ....... with the gusting winds we had again in December this is the second time in as many months that 'the most troublesome pig on the place' has taken off. This time it sustained no damage and has been returned to the vertical where I hope it will remain for some time.
Yuck ! The ewes were surprisingly reluctant to come indoors on Jan1st. They have had to come indoors in November before now so they have had a good stretch outside for once. The conditions though wet, have been mild and there has been some grass growth meaning they are still on the tubby side of ideal body condition for lambing. No photographs taken so may be it didn't happen ........ but lambs Holly and Noel arrived late December. Regular readers may recall similar events on Christmas Day 2012. Once is unfortunate, to happen twice means we really will have to remember to keep the rams separate at shearing. Shearling novice mothers and young doing nicely though.
We are discovering why some land which we in the process of taking on round the reservoir has such names as 'Pond Field' ........ after the recent rains it could be more accurately described as lake Field. The clearing of this drain did ease the flooding a bit.
Let's see what weather we have to deal with in the next month .........................

 Please visit our web site              www.garrhousefarm.co.uk
Or contact us on 01206 735 694  or 07790 095 052

Kate Gladwin        Garr House Farm, Layer Road, Gt. Wigborough, Colchester Essex CO5 7RR

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