I swung by the farmers' market this morning and got a huge haul of courgettes (zucchini as my neighbours say), beans, extra-sweet tomatoes, carrots, miniature pumpkin pie and not one but two of the world-beating butterleaf lettuces. I have to make the most of it - only a few more Saturdays to go. And I had to hurry to get back for United vs Palace. But the star of the show
was Pop Tart, 2 weeks, held by proud dad John Policastro of Flanigan Farm which will be familiar to blog readers. Sadly, she lost her mother, Poppy and her siblings and is being hand-reared on milk mixture before going on to solids. I'd never stroked a piglet before and Pop Tart's ginger mop was deliciously soft. Best of all were the tiny pink trotters (see below).
Best of luck little one -we're rooting for you!