pork cooking


electric picnic 2012

this year myself emma annia and james headed to stradbally for the weekend as part of the westmeath food network group. the weekend was a great success and we did our take on pat lalors “ballard farm” organic porrige for breakfeast and the lough owel organic burger for dinner. as a group we won a bridgestone award for local artisan cooking.ImageImage

bord bia open day

on sunday 16th october 2012 we held our annual open day in conjunction with bord bia.the guests were welcomed with a pig on the spit and treated to three beef and three pork dishes by local chiefs michael rath and james lowry. approx 120 people attended and i would like to thank them for the great feedback. joeImageImageImageImage

arable silage

close up of crop  This is the finished product before baling in which you can see the barley

oats and peas.  The crop was cut on week 13 and yielded 8.5 bales/acre.

All this crop recived was a light coat of slurry before the gate was shut on it.

The bales were double wrapped and stacked 2 high on sides.


belvedere self sufficency show


ellen pig will and pig wont

on the 16/17 of april the lough owel organic farm attended the annual self sufficency show. weather was fantastic and we tried out our new piella cooking equiptment.

traditional hedge laying demonstration

neil foulkes on the saw

finished product

on the 25 jan we held a hedgelaying demo. the course was attended by thirty people. here are some work in progress photos.

new arrivals competition

babe is just after another record beating litter of piglets first person to guess the correct number gets comp pork chops. offer ends march 1st t+c apply!!!

try and count!!