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Our ambition is to tour Can You Dig It? to every county in the UK.

Green with envy

Dan and I had a brilliant time at Fordhall Organic Farm yesterday but were consumed by jealousy when we saw this incredible composting device, which turns veg peelings into compost in just TWO WEEKS.

You just shove in the scraps plus a scoop of sawdust and then turn some kind of handle about 15 times every day and then, just like magic, compost pours out. This was not the only brilliant thing about Fordhall Farm, which is coming up to its 70th anniversary of being organic. We also met some organic cows and organic sheep and some delightful pigs and later ate some delightful pork pies and crackling made from their relatives.

The pigs seemed very excited when we came over to say hello and there was a sort of pig stampede. I don’t think they realise how silly they look when they run with their ears flapping.



But it’s not all meat at Fordhall as they have also got a lovely veg patch complete with a compost toilet.

We enjoyed doing the show despite the fact Dan has pretty much lost his voice, which means that unless he is actually croaking out songs he has to communicate in mime, which makes me feel like his carer as I have to interpret for him. It also meant that the three-hour journey to the farm, which is near Market Drayton in Shropshire, was quite boring as I had to converse with myself. On the way home I sang Dan a medley of my favourite show tunes but for some reason – after about the seventh featured show – he suggested we turned the radio on.

We’re back on the road on Wednesday when we’re off to the Sir John Moore Foundation in Appleby Magna, Leicestershire and then The Storehouse in Skegness on Thursday. This morning I was on BBC Radio Lincolnshire. Presenter Nicola Gilroy had been reading this blog and asked how my horseradish was getting on – ha ha ha.


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