Category Archives: Anything Goes

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

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

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

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

Tomato ‘Catchup’

  Oh my goodness, doesn’t time fly when you’re rushed right off your feet…?!  Apologies for our lack of posts over the Summer; but things have been soooo busy here, phew!  Subsequently I promise I WILL post up some brief … Continue reading

Posted in Anything Goes, Dairy, Diary, Food, Life, September 2009, Smallholding | 9 Comments

Gentleman Jim

  Entertaining is – undeniably – always a pleasure; regardless of the degree of behind-the-scenes scurrying owing to my own frantically-disorganised part.  And when it turns out to be during the wonderful bonus of an unexpectedly balmy Spring day, even better.   “Hi Jim, it’s … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Anything Goes, April 2009, Cooking, Diary, Entertainment, Food, Goats, Ice Cream, Life, Local Area, Local Produce, Memorable Meals, Nature, Smallholding | Leave a comment

Busy Bees

 Life is sweet – especially when you know that soon you’ll be contributing to the local bee population’s survival.  But more of that, later in this post…. Unlike the bees so far this year, we’ve had another busy week.  After catching … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Anything Goes, April 2009, Dairy, Diary, Environment, Farming, Goats, Ice Cream, Life, Livestock, Local Area, Nature, Smallholding, Wales | 5 Comments

“Roll Out The Barrow…”

 OK:  so I may appear to have got the words to that well-known Cockney pub ditty, shlurlightlee ashkyoo….. Of course I appreciate that it’s a barrel that’s requested to be rolled, not a barrow.  However.  Not on this Ffarm.  I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Anything Goes, Blogroll, Diary, Goats, Humour, Life, Livestock, March 2009, Smallholding | 2 Comments

Many Tanks!

Heading out to do the chores this morning, I was amazed to discover that it actually felt WARM in the sunshine.  For the first time in weeks I was able to shed all the layers of woolly clothing & trudge … Continue reading

Posted in Anything Goes, Diary, Environment, Food, Life, March 2009, MindBodySpirit, Nature, Smallholding | Leave a comment