Saddlescombe Farm

Feeding lambs

Lambing Open Days — 24th, 25th, and 31st March plus 1st April 2018, 10:00am–4:00pm. No need to book — just turn up.

Please join us on our working farm for our annual lambing open days here at Saddlescombe. We open our gates for our visitors to see us at our busiest time and share with us the hustle and bustle of our farmyard during lambing. Our visitors will see newborn lambs and maybe a lamb being born, an amazing experience. We are keen to share the respect and care we give our sheep right the way through to when we sell them for meat. Our own delicious lamb burgers will be available for a tasty lunch plus vegetarian food and refreshments from the Wildflour Cafe here at Saddlescombe Farm. Tractor and trailer rides will be running subject to weather conditions. There will be activities running for children from the National Trust (bread making on the 24th March) RSPB (25th March and 1st April), Red Fox Forest School (24th and 25th March), also local butchers Garlic Wood will have a butchery stall selling Saddlescombe meat and other local produce to take home.

Sloe Gin

Poynings Sloe Gin and Homemade Liqueur Competition
Sloe Gin and Homemade Liqueur Competition: Monday 5th February, Royal Oak Poynings (Village Night — table reservations advisable). Entries in by 8:00pm (a jam jar will do), £1.50 per entry (2017/2018 fruit only). Two categories:

(i) Poynings — Sloe Gin Cup and prize for best liqueur (fruit+spirit);
(ii) Foreigners — Fulking, Newtimber, Pyecombe, and Woodmancote.

Sheila Marshall notes that “you don’t have to have made sloe gin or other liqueurs to enjoy the night complete with Royal Oak Village Night main courses at £7.00 (booking advisable)”.

Downland Village Recipes

Downland Village Recipes
A collection of recipes from Edburton, Fulking, Newtimber, Poynings, Pyecombe and Saddlescombe, with illustrations by Graham Jeffery.

Our Cook Book, in aid of the four parishes of Poynings, Edburton, Newtimber and Pyecombe has now been published. Containing recipes from parishioners and friends of the churches it is beautifully illustrated by Graham Jeffery, who many of you may remember illustrated ‘The Hungry Monk’ recipe book back in the seventies, and makes a perfect Christmas gift.

It is priced at £7.50 for a single copy, or £20 for three and is already sellng fast. It is available from BookNook and will also be on sale at the Fulking Christmas Party on 8th December.

Please let us know if you would like to buy one/some and we will arrange to get them to you.

Jane and Pauline.

Christmas Open House at Broadreeds

Pauline Findlay writes:

It would be lovely if you can join me and a few fellow artists for a glass of mulled wine at our Christmas Open House at Broadreeds, The Street, Fulking BN5 9LU.

We will be open on Friday 1st December from 5:00pm until 8:00pm and on Saturday 2nd December from 11:00am until 3:00pm, with refreshments in support of Macmillan (cakes, mulled wine, tea and coffee).

Gift vouchers available.