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We confirm that a straw chopper went on fire this afternoon. David Hay, our farm manager was on the scene and able to ensure that the chopper was in an isolated, safe area before the fire took hold. The machine, known as “big bertha” chops straw bales for mixing into the silage food mix for the cows. We thank the local fire services for their speedy attendance and getting the fire under control within a very short time. We confirm that no one has been injured, all staff and the cows are safe and further that no ice cream has melted during the incident!
We encourage you to have fun with your ice cream. You can allow your Traditional (or any of our flavour range) to soften and then stir in your own desired flavour ingredients – that might be fruit sauces or jams for your own sweet ripples, sweeties for your children (or your own inner child), chocolate, biscuits, liqueurs...or whatever else might take your fancy!
We’re delighted to be providing Mackie’s ice cream to the Great British Wind Meal today. It’s a celebration of all things renewable – with delicious ingredients including Cheese, Lamb, beer, wine and of course, Ice Cream – a special home-grown menu all made with the help of the wind and other elements. Food campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittinghall is hosting this to enable a round table discussion at the River Cottage Canteen and Deli Plymouth.