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A Wiggly barter or two

By Heather 11 years ago

The Wiggly Wigglers staff have a great way of "doing business" that involves absolutely no money changing hands. Last year I gave Richard aka Ricardo two ewes in exchange for him digging my veg patch - result!
Various other clandestine exchanges take place during the course of the year involving vegetable and fish shaped bags. Yesterday some very strangely shaped cucumbers were changing hands. I bagged a good swap in the form of a sack of chick crumbs (not the remains of my hens' offspring I hasten to add) for locally caught zander and some venison. Other exchanges have involved jars of jam, chutney, plants and joints (of the meat variety!).

ps A big Wiggly hello to Megan Lynch (of Facebook fame) from California, who is currently on holiday in the UK and currently staying with Heather and Farmer Phil.

The Wiggly Wigglers Podcast

By Heather 11 years ago

The good news from the Wiggly sofa is that Richard and Phil have kissed and made up so peace reigns once more in rural Herefordshire. This week the team manage to talk about all things woolly without any eruptions and Richard has exciting news about some fantastic new products.

On their recent trip Heather and Phil call in to see The Dalai Lama, but he’s not at home so Heather has to settle for interviewing some VIPs (including the former Prime Minister of Sweden) instead with some authentic sound effects.

To listen to the whole of the Wiggly podcast click here.

Below is a taster of what’s on this week’s show:

Time: 00:00:01 Richard & Phil are "sort of" friends again and Rich says thank you for his pussy cat hat.
Time: 00:02:49 Moving on from last week's show, Farmer Phil apologises (which is a first apparently) to ginger.
Time: 00:04:32 On the ovine front, Richard has had his ewes shorn & has news of some new woolly products.
Time: 00:09:25 News Flash! Richard is now a clematis expert.
Time: 00:10:05 The team get some feedback from listener Martin Grant re growing things in tyres.
Time: 00:14:27 Farmer Phil chats to Richard about the recent trip to India.
Time: 00:18:42 Heather & Phil visit The Dalai Lama's residence and Heather chats to some VIPs.
Time: 00:31:10 With peace reigning on the Wiggly sofa it's time to say goodbye for
another week.

The Wiggly Wigglers podcast team is Heather Gorringe, Phil Gorringe (aka Farmer Phil) and Richard Fishbourne (aka Ricardo).

Richard at River Cottage

By Heather 11 years ago

If you are at a loose end this evening how about watching our very own Richard Fishbourne aka Ricardo in action at River Cottage HQ? He is helping Gill (Head chef at River Cottage HQ) and Emma (River Cottage Gardener) to build a large wormery to deal with their kitchen waste.The programme, River Cottage Spring, is being shown on Channel 4 at 9pm tonight.ps If you miss the show it is repeated tomorrow (19 June 2008) on More 4 at 9pm and Saturday 21st June on Channel 4 at 7pm.You can also hear all about Richard's visit to River Cottage in Episode 0134 of the Wiggly Wigglers Podcast.