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.
Essington Farm Blog
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!
We had a full house for our festival of pork evening. We are not sure when our next event will be as it depends on progress with the building works. Look out for news next month!
Meanwhile the answers to the quiz are as follows:
- Suffolk is a breed of sheep. The others are all pigs.
- This little piggie went to market.
- A pig’s gestation period.
- Captain Pugwash had a ship called The Black Pig.
Lots of you got 3 out of 4 but only one table got them all right, the Chatham/Brookes party who win a meal for two at the next event!
Work on our exciting, new project is now well underway and foundations and earthmoving are proceeding. It will soon begin to look more like a construction as above-ground work commences. Meanwhile we are beginning our recruitment for staff at all levels in all departments. If you would like to join our team in the butchery, deli, catering or shop departments please send your cv to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are holding our ever-popular pie night on Thursday 3rd of March from 6.30. Come and sample our range of homemade pies and a selection of homemade puddings: Great value at £12.95 for 2 courses.
Don’t get caught out my Mothers’ Day this year as it is very early on the 6th of March. Book your Sunday lunch now as we are always full by the day itself. Alternatively, why not treat Mum to a special breakfast on Saturday 5th March from 9-11am. Enjoy a full Essington or smoked salmon and scrambled egg with tea, coffee, croissant, toast and buck’s fizz for only £12.50!
Well done all of you! We had a lot of all-correct quizes for our pudding night. The answers were as follows:
- Yorkshire Pudding
- Eve’s Pudding
- Queen’s Pudding
- Manchester Tart
The winner is Sue Gobsill who wins a meal for two at the Pie |Night on the 3rd of March. Well done Sue!