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A blog about all the goings on on our family farm in Orkney.  Living the dream with our buffalo and Jacobs sheep and chickens and cats and dogs....what next?

By Naomi Bremner, Mar 21 2016 10:39PM

Yesterday was the first day of Spring...as it happened on the back of a lovely run of dry weather; our fields are now drier than they were at any point during 2015s dreadful summer. Lets just hope it holds for a few more days, and maybe weeks! Best of all, all my washing has that line-dried, spring-like perfume that has saturated the fibres so you keep getting an awakening whiff when you make the bed in the morning.

While the days have been dry there is still a fair nip in the air, and especially as darkness falls; and until things dry up completely there are still long days spent in the byers with the wheelbarrow and shovel dyting out the dung!

Time then to try out some recipes that can quickly be thrown together at lunch time and then are ready to serve up when the byers are done at tea time. A melt-in-the-mouth shin of buffalo stew is just the business! When a shin of buffalo is slow cooked, magic happens – this is easy, humble, warming and thoroughly delicious. Here's the recipe...

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