I’m very sad to say that this week Grumpo (Richard Ranson) finally lost his fight. A true Meat Hero, Grumpo was a massive foodie and genuine family man, and his morals and beliefs are at the core of our Ballakelly Farm family values.
His passing has left a huge hole in our hearts, but through our farm his legacy will live on.
This blog is dedicated to Grumpo and the importance of family time.
He believed in the saying:
“While it’s easy to get swept up in the busyness of everyday life, it’s important to make family time a priority. The family that eats together, stays together.”
In my book, family meals (breakfast, dinner and tea yessir!):
- Give you a chance to catch up on the skeet
- Keep family time a priority
- Mean you all eat better grub
- Give you a chance to take the mickey and laugh together (Grumpo’s love of food earned him the additional nickname of ‘truffle pig’)
- Nourish and heal your family from the inside-out
So family meals really matter! Food for thought eh?
“While it’s easy to get swept up in the busyness of everyday life, it’s important to make family time a priority. The family that eats together stays together”
Elsa has been earning her keep on the farm!
Indi, Alice and Harvey’s 2 year old cousin, took off her white city trainers, pulled on her manx wellies and got stuck in feeding the lambs and piglets. A Peppa Pig fan, she loved splashing in our muddy puddles, but was a little bit too confident around the real pigs for someone so small.
The boys concreting the old gateway so that the cattle can go out for spring – if the ground ever dries!