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By Heather 9 years ago

A treat for you this week. Please wiggle your way to the facebook group and see Simon Crumb's video of "Herbert having his supper" Herbert is a hedgepig and this is such a treat.

Farm News:
After successfully planting 630,000 sunflower seeds, checking them and tending to them.... those flippin' slugs have chomped the lot! And so Farmer Phil, not to be deterred has replanted 630,000 sunflowers...

We had a Duchy of Cornwall farm walk Friday evening where Graham Taylor of Silviculture and Farmer Phil gave a talk about the woodland on our farm that is being used to offset HRH Prince Charles carbon footprint whilst growing timber to be harvested in about 80 years time. Our farm benefits from some brilliant new wildlife habitats too. On the walk we saw a ringlet butterfly and much more. The walk was a sell out (I think it was the refreshment reputation) It finished in the wiggly floristry and the only hiccup was a pigeon who for some reason flew into the farm kitchen and caused absolute havoc - mostly with the cacti and parsley...

Farmer Phil has been making hay... it is the best hay I have ever seen. Prices are going up too as yields are down due to the cold dry spring. Farmer Phil's yield was pretty good though at about 8 big bales per acre. Each of those are currently worth £12 - £15. Five days work, 500 bales = 1 happy farmer.

Behind the scenes at Wiggly Wigglers.
Thank you Dell. Thank you Dell. Dell sponsored me to go to China and 74 other women entrepreneurs. It was proper cool, swopping ideas with others who have huge businesses and tiny businesses... Watch this space I got a corking idea from it for our farm. The chinese people were really friendly. Mind you I wouldn't want to live in Shanghai... I saw no birds, no sheep, and no hedgehogs on this trip!

Now then, more excitement... we have taken on the potato shed next door to the potato shed that acts as the wiggly warehouse. This will mean we can be a bit more efficient hopefully and once we have some extra racking can keep all our packaging in shed two.

The flowers in the floristry at the moment are wonderful and to this end you can get more for your money at the moment. There's £5 off cut flowers in the wigglenews here:
(more on hoggys here too)

Mostly folks buy them to say thank you as far as we can make out... thanks for the weekend, thanks for the new grandchild, thanks for being there for me...

Well, there's lots more news but I expect you are bored now so...

and finally:

I didn't get this one but Farmer Phil has explained and it is QUITE funny...

'Hedgehogs. Why can't they just share the hedge?''

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