The piggies were right! We predicted it would be a hung parliament and the predictions were right (nearly!). Once again the opigion poll was more accurate than the professionals. The UPIG vote collapsed and the Piggeral Democrats failed to make much progress. A shock surge for Laboar nearly left them trotting ahead leaving Conservapigs to wallow in their performance.
Thank you to all those who cast their vote in our Opigion Poll.
What an unpredictable lot the votes proved to be! At the start Conservapig were squealing ahead and Laboar were stuck in the mire, level with Too Disgruntled To Vote. Then suddenly the Too Disgruntled to Vote vanished and there was a Laboar surge and it looked like a shock win for Laboar. The closing days saw a big swing but not so many voted so it is difficult to call. However we will put our heads on the butchers block and predict;
- Collapse of the UPIG vote
- Failure of Piggeral Democrat to make progress
- Surprisingly strong show for Greeny Pig
- Shock surge for Laboar
- Disappointment for Conservapig
Which little piggy is going to make it? Probably a hung parliament with Laboar, propped up by SNPIG – but i wouldn’t bet on it!
With less than a month to go until the general election our Essington Farm Opigion Poll is in full swing. We have had over 400 votes and there is still time to show your party preference by June 8th 2017. This is something we do every election and is always very popular, last year it proved more accurate than the professionals! Currently Conservapig are hogging all the votes and trotting ahead with 51% of the votes leaving Laboar to wallow behind with 20% of the votes. Piggeral Democrats and UPIG are both currently heading to the sausage factory and sitting snout to snout having both received just 4% of the votes.
There is still time to come and place your vote in our Opigion Poll and watch the pigs move closer towards the trough the more votes they receive. Visit our polling sty-tion to vote now!
Results so far….
Too Disgruntled to Vote: 13%
Piggeral Democrats: 4%
Greeny Pig: 8%
UPIG – 4%
Last week we were delighted to be able to hand over a cheque for £3,500 to our charity of the year- the Wolverhampton and District Breast Cancer Support Group.
Many thanks to all those who have donated throughout the year to such a worthwhile cause
We had a full house for our Burns Night last night, well done to those who answered the quiz questions. The answers are as follows:
- Of Mice and Men
- “Great chieftain o’ the pudding-race!”
- My Love is Like A Red Red Rose
The winner is Linda Jones who wins a table for two at our Valentines Dinner on Tuesday 14th February! Well done Linda.
Dates for your diary:
Tuesday 14th February – Valentines Dinner
Thursday 23rd March – Folk on the Farm evening
Thursday 9th March – Pie and Mash evening
Bookings now being taken!
We have lots of exciting things planned for this year already. Make sure you put these dates in your diary and keep an eye on our website for more details coming soon!
Thursday 26th – Burns Night Supper in Black-country style*
Monday 13th -Saturday 18th- Valentine’s Breakfast Special*
Tuesday 14th -Valentine’s Dinner*
Saturday 11th -Sunday 19th- Valentine’s Afternoon Tea*
Thursday 23rd February- Folk on the Farm Evening*
Monday 27th -Tuesday 28th -Pancake Day Menu, come and try some pancakes in our restaurant!
Monday 6th – Sunday 12th- British Pie Week (in the farm shop)
Thursday 9th – Pie and Mash Evening*
Sunday 26th- Mother’s day, book now for breakfast and our famous carvery!*
Sunday 16th – Easter Sunday
Friday 14th, Saturday 15th and Monday 17th – Easter Egg Event at
What do Rosedene Farms, Boswell Farms, Redmere Farms, Willow Farms, Nightingale Farms and Woodside Farms have in common?
Despite evoking an image of rural authenticity none of these farms actually exist. They are fake. They are ”farm” brands invented by supermarkets presumably to make food sound more appealing. The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has written to National Trading Standards to complain about this misleading practice.
Co-incidentally, a recent report from NatCen Social Research found that consumers have low levels of trust in supermarkets and imported foods. The horse meat scandal was cited as a reason for this lack of confidence in the food chain.
Clearly there has never been a better reason to buy food from your local farm shop. You know where it has come from! See our horse meat video on our website, it will make you smile!