Banking on Borrowed Time

It proved a frantically busy morning:

firstly, Corrie the cade lamb & Blodwen, Froggie’s newborn kid, had to be formally introduced as it was already time to move Bloddie out of the bedroom (thanks in the main to the vast amounts of smelly, sticky meconium she’s shooting everywhere).  So she would be sharing the roomy crate downstairs with the half-pint little bruiser who has developed into such an entertaining (if incredibly noisy) character: at feeding time, I can now appreciate why so many new human mums suffer from post-natal depression….what an unceasing, ear-splitting racket, phew! 

But I wasn’t sure how two essentially different species would cope together – I needn’t have worried.  Initially there was some hesitant curiosity; but by the end of the day they were best of friends, playing together enthusiastically when awake; & curling up together when asleep.

After that Tony took care of the chores whilst I updated the narrative of our (epic) Business Plan; & so we were ready for Yet Another Meeting – this time, however, with a different lender. A fortnight on, & we still haven’t heard anything following our first (& apparently promising) meeting; so we’ve decided we just cannot hang around & need to put more ‘irons in the fire’.  Besides which, it is only right to fully analyse the market place – it’s not just about finding a bank who will lend us the money to start our business but also about finding one which will offer us the most favourable terms. 

So appropriately ‘suited & booted’  we arrived for our meeting; which again, appeared hopefully positive – helped, I’m sure, by the comprehensive information we’ve painstakingly compiled.  In fact not only was the meeting constructive, the Business Manager was also extremely helpful & proactive on our behalf – so hopefully we’ll get some good news soon, as we now really need to get this show on the road……!



About LittleFfarm Dairy

The LittleFfarm Dairy Team: Jo - Goat farmer & Gelatiere Artigianale, plus General Dogsbody; Tony - Airline Pilot & part-time Herd Manager, Product Taster, Accounts Secretary, Handyman etc!
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3 Responses to Banking on Borrowed Time

  1. Caroline says:

    What a fabulously interesting blog – wonderful for us to read so far away from the UK in such a hot and dusty place.

    Your writing really does conjure up some wonderful images for us so far away from rolling hills etc. Yes, even rain seems quite a romantic thought right now!!

  2. nora says:

    OMigod- what a busy time of it you are having! Sorry for the long delays in communication – I can’t imagine having as many babies as you do running about right now. Just cooking up the one I’ve got in the oven is tiring enough! Thanks for your sweet dedication of a new baby goat to the Chickendumpling name. With any luck, I’ll be back writing soon for updates of my own. As usual, thanks for the awesome stories. You make James Herriot look like a crumpet-eating lightweight!

  3. LittleFfarm Dairy says:

    Hi Caroline –

    many thanks for the compliment! I’ll make sure I keep you happy with plenty of descriptions of Welsh rain!!

    Hiya Nora,

    glad the pregnancy’s going so well, amazing pictures on the Little Dumpling’s blog!

    BTW it’s actually a Chickendumpling lamb – CD Goat will be one for next year as we’re only on the letter ‘B’ for goat names this year. But it’s a very cute lamb & (I think) is already ‘spoken for’ to move to a lovely new home (& not the oven!).

    Thanks for the James Herriott compliment – oops, I like the odd crumpet too though!!

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