Hampton Newsletter June 2014

Hampton Garden

Our next Hampton prime beef collection day will be on FRIDAY 4th JULY and at the moment supplies of sizzling steaks, barbequeable bangers and brilliant burgers are extremely good. Our summer barbeque bag proved so successful last year that we will have them ready to order this month. Each bag holds 1kg steak, 8x 100%beefburgers and 12 Hampton Herby sausages and the cost is £50.

We will also have our family 10kg bags of steaks, joints, mince and stewing/braising which are always popular especially as summer holidays approach. And we can supply your bespoke order for that special joint for that special occasion. A mouth-wateringly delicious sirloin or rib perhaps? The chef will once again be making Hampton special steak pies with that yummy pastry and secret beef recipe and both individual and family sizes are ready for ordering.

Do put your order in and Bridget and I will look forward to seeing you for coffee, tea, a drop or two of red, fresh cakes and biscuits and some sausage tasters.

Hampton garden is also open for you to inspect by charitable donation. We rarely open the garden, and many of you enquire, so we decided to try and supply your demand. On two occasions this year you are welcome to mooch around the walled garden, admire the herbaceous borders and wander the lawns. Refreshments will be available including Loseley ice-creams.

If you can’t make the beef collection day the garden is also open on THURSDAY26th JUNE in the afternoon from 2pm to 5pm.Do come and enjoy it and please bring your friends.

We have grabbed this glorious weather and are haymaking on the sides of the Hogs Back. Having mown the grass we turn it and whisk it around to dry it before baling it into large round bales. The grass is wonderfully long and thick and will take a lot of drying but at the moment the forecast is with us. We will feed this lovely fresh hay to the young calves in the winter having stored it in our barns to keep it dry.

Our new bull General has arrived and is very happily ensconced with 11 heifers in a field full of grass and seems to have a permanent grin. He’s only just two and we will keep him for the next three years. Duke, our main herd bull is performing his duties with the cows but his days at Hampton are limited and we will move him on to a new home in August. If anyone needs a magnificent pedigree Sussex bull do let me know.

To recap, beef collection day Friday 4th July, garden open Thursday 26th June and Friday 4th July, bull for sale, and prices rising a tad, a 10kg beef bag is now £118 representing great value for great beef.

Our August day is Friday 16th, followed by 26th September for those who maybe away.

Bridget and I really look forward to seeing everyone on 4th July and do put your order in to avoid disappointment.

Best wishes

 Bill and Bridget


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