The Inkpot

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A 55 acre organic permaculture demonstration farm in South Lincolnshire

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Happy morning cup of tea folks, I have so much to be grateful for this morning, not sure where to start... Just back from another awesome weekend at #folkeast where I am allowed to be part of the merry band of #socialknitworks giggling our way through teaching lovely people how to crochet and knit. This was only possible due to the lovely David, Sarah, Keri, Helen & Nigel who looked after everything at the Inkpot so lovingly while we got our family holiday. Then massive thanks to all the grandparents who love and support us in so many ways, especially to the Dutch outlaws who came over for Elisabeth & Martha’s 12th birthday and have whisked them back to the Netherlands for a week of fun and adventure. As I wandered my way home yesterday I got to drop in on friends old and new and enjoy lovely long chats and laughs. Absolutely loved stopping by the #calfatfootdairy, meeting Fiona and the girls, the dogs and the cows and picking up some proper milk (raw, pasture fed, healthy happy cows). So this morning I wake up to a clean peaceful house, happy animals and a massive cup of tea in my new favourite mug from #snailpottery with proper milk and yes, I’ve taken it back to bed x x
Morning little nameless one, welcome to your first dawn. Clever Uta squeezed him out last night under the watch of 3 encouraging cows and one nervous farmer.... always such a good pelvic floor workout watching someone give birth! 😂😂
The Inkpot crew out having fun at Helpringham Feast weekend. Inkpot produce available from the porch in the church today and tomorrow... What do you do when your own puppies are too young to enter the fun dog show? Look closely folks....
The Inkpot is really excited to let you all know we’ve won not one, but 2 National Great Taste Awards this year!! Our Hogget (now sold out for this year) won a 1 star award, while our lovely organic woodland managing turkeys won a prestigious 2 star award... and yes there are plenty of them available to order for your Christmas table. ( Excitingly you can now get some of our first Organic pasture fed beef too... contact Hannah if you are interested x x (Thanks to my sister and mum for the congratulations card!)
I keep on forgetting to tell you lot - the second batch of Inkpot wool is in, and it’s gorgeous. You can feel the Shetland and Icelandic influence on it. Keeping the old price for now at £5 a ball or 5 balls for £20. Organic, 100% pasture fed, happy permaculture sheep. Shorn by me and taken up to Halifax spinning mill. Paul the miller says himself this batch is ‘beautiful’. It’s getting very positive reviews from knitters, dyers, crocheters and crafters. Can send to anywhere the post will go x x
The Inkpot wares are available from Helpringham church for the next few days. There is a beautiful festival of felt going on with felted art, stalls, cafe, demonstrations over the weekend and of course you can buy Inkpot wool, raw fleece, sheepskins, eggs, honey and put orders in for hogget, beef and even your Christmas turkeys. Socks our Shetland ram is outside welcoming everyone into the churchyard. See you there 10-4 fri & sat, 12-4 Sunday x
The Inkpot hens are in full lay! If you live locally and would like a regular supply of delicious, healthy organic eggs @£2 a box then please let me know - happy to deliver to nearby villages / Sleaford for 3 or more boxes at a time... our egg customers say nothing compares to the flavour of our bright yellow Inkpot eggs, why not try it and see. Please share to friends in the area who may be interested x x
Thanks to the wonderful Liesbeth Bos, I am away on my summer holibobs! Two days at Groundswell farming conference... just sitting here waiting to see Allan Savoury talk.... some people get this excited about seeing Take That 😂😂😂
Happy shortest night / longest day / latest sunset, with love from the cows at The Inkpot x x
Am loving this view... 8cm of rain in 48hours and the little pond is at last starting to recharge. It’s not been full for the last year. My heart goes out to those near and far who’s homes and businesses are at risk of flooding but here at The Inkpot the soil, grass & trees are enjoying sucking it all up x x
The cakes are ready, the tea is hot, the BBQ is on and the sun is shining... and people are here! Woohoo. Happy Open Farm Sunday Folks! x x
Looks like this might be happening then! Come along to The Inkpot this Sunday 10-4, to meet the animals, buy produce, have a cuppa, a piece of cake or maybe one of our first 100% grass fed Inkpot Burgers. Come on a farm tour (11am and 2pm) ask me anything you like and have a good nosey round the farm. See you there folks! x x