Author Archives: LittleFfarm Dairy

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!

Stop Press: United Kingdom Great Taste Awards 2010

 Of all the UK’s food award schemes, the GREAT TASTE AWARDS is considered by far the most important. Completely independent and uncompromisingly rigorous, it is trusted by retailers, buyers and consumers alike. GREAT TASTE is to speciality food and drink … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Anything Goes, Business, Dairy, Diary, Farming, Food, Gelato, Goats, Ice Cream, July 2010, Life, Smallholding | 10 Comments

Pastures New

These are words I hoped I would not write: not for many, many years at least.  Our lovely little Lady Diddie, is no longer with us. After having survived her night in the Veterinary Hospital with negligible but at least some improvement she … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Diary, Family, Farming, Goats, July 2010, Life, Livestock, MindBodySpirit, Smallholding | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Caring Intensively

Bad news: & it’s regarding the extraordinary little goat we wrote about in the recent post “All Caprines Great & Small“. We’ve suffered a fast-&-furious outbreak of the deadly Coccidiosis, here; & tragically our lovely little Diddie has been one of … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Anything Goes, Diary, Farming, Goats, July 2010, Life, Livestock, Sheep, Smallholding | 1 Comment

Getting It Wrong

  One of the things about running a food & farming business, is that you get plenty of checks & balances imposed upon you; including regular no-notice inspections from various organisations.  So it was no surprise when a silver Freelander … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Business, Culture, Diary, Farming, Goats, June 2010, Life, Livestock, Music | 4 Comments

All Caprines Great and Small

 Many people express surprise that in spite of the fact that we have so many goats here, the majority of which are British Toggenburgs and are similar in appearance – being chocolate-coloured with white points – that we know each and … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Diary, Farming, Goats, Life, Livestock, May 2010, Smallholding | 10 Comments

Sock-o-lat

  Eurgh.  What a dreadful night’s sleep…or should I grumpily intone, lack of it?  After a night of snoring cats; cats-stealing-duvet; cats-yacking-up-furballs; cats-needing-letting-out-for-a-pee; goats coughing; goats squabbling; goats having a scratch against the sonorous, cavernous echoing expanse of the feed … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Anything Goes, Buddhism, Diary, Farming, Humour, Life, March 2010, Nature, Smallholding | 3 Comments

Capture

With the snow now a chilly memory behind us, I’ve been asked for some more photos cataloguing the feat of endurance I went through, managing the ffarm alone for the best part of a month (I was effectively stranded here from 19th … Continue reading

Posted in Anything Goes, Diary, January 2010, Life, Locality, Media Archive, Photography, Smallholding, Writing | 2 Comments

Shepherd’s Warning

As dawn broke this morning it revealed a very different sunrise to that of the previous day.  Before I’d even hauled my sleepy self from under the duvet & pile of snoozing cats I could tell that this day would be different; … Continue reading

Posted in Diary, Goats, January 2010, Life, Livestock, Nature, Smallholding | 3 Comments

Resolution

With the rising of the sun dawns a feeling of fresh hope.  The cold, clear morning light revealed a sharp air frost had decorated the trees in the valley with a delicate cloak of pearlescent white, giving the slender limbs … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Diary, Farming, Goats, January 2010, Life, Livestock, Locality, Nature, Sheep, Smallholding | 2 Comments

At the Turning of the Year

Dawn breaks; a New Year (& arguably, a new decade) begins…. It might surprise you that Tony & I managed to sort-of ‘see in’ the New Year, together; albeit that he was working many thousands of miles away in the … Continue reading

Posted in Anything Goes, Diary, January 2010, Life | 1 Comment