Category Archives: Anything Goes

A Star Is Born

Not a goat kid; not a lamb. Literally, a star – the Lovespoon Star. Tony decided that during his enforced absences on Flying Training with his new employer, that I’ve been through such a tough time recently I needed something to cheer me … Continue reading

Posted in Anything Goes, Archaeology, Astronomy, Culture, Diary, History, Life, March 2009, MindBodySpirit, Nature | 4 Comments

Baling Out

Whilst it didn’t start raining here again until late afternoon, I have still – alas – been baling out.  But not water (thank goodness!)….  The day started with a raw, cold feel & inhospitably strong North-West winds although we were at … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Anything Goes, Diary, Farming, Goats, Life, Livestock, March 2009, Sheep, Smallholding | 8 Comments

Raining Cats &….

Clumsily scrubbing the sleep from my eyes, I headed into the Dairy Complex at first light to discover what mayhem had occurred during the few brief hours of my absence.  I’d finally left the goats to it for the night … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Anything Goes, Diary, Farming, Goats, Humour, Life, Livestock, March 2009, Sheep, Smallholding | 1 Comment

Life & Death: a Step-by-Step Guide for Smallholders

Another whirlwind, another rollercoaster of a day. It certainly has been busy. Six of the goats decided to have their kids, today; starting with Rally at 6am & concluding with Aggie, late-afternoon.  Meanwhile we also started lambing, with Jelly giving … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Anything Goes, Diary, Farming, Goats, Life, Livestock, Locality, March 2009, MindBodySpirit, Nature, Sheep, Smallholding | 11 Comments

Croak-Us…..

Ever since the snows subsided, there has been a steady upsurge in the annual Frog Chorus.  We enjoy a ringside seat every time we open the little wood-framed window above the kitchen sink; rolling up sleeves & relieving the washing-up bowl of … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Anything Goes, Diary, Environment, February 2009, Life, MindBodySpirit, Nature, Smallholding, Wales | Leave a comment

The Food of Love…..

To all the hopeless Romantics out there – here’s wishing you a very happy St Valentine’s Day; & if you haven’t already found the Love of your Life, may today grant you your heart’s desire.  And if you’re looking to … Continue reading

Posted in Anything Goes, Culture, Diary, February 2009, Food, Heritage, History, Life, Locality, Recipes | 1 Comment

Sweet Dreams….?

Ahhh, sleep, blissful sleep….it’s definitely hibernation weather.  We’re still snowed in (well, rather more iced in at the moment); & on top of everything else have suffered today from a lack of communications, as the ‘phone lines along the lane are being … Continue reading

Posted in Anything Goes, Culture, Diary, Entertainment, February 2009, Life, MindBodySpirit, Music, Nature, Science | 1 Comment

An ‘In-Betweeny’ Tribute

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Posted in Anything Goes, Aviation, Dairy, Drama, February 2009, Food, Ice Cream, Life, MindBodySpirit, Smallholding, Uncategorized | 8 Comments

Difficult Day: A Study in (mostly) Black & White

It was the unearthly halflight which caused me to stir from an uneasy slumber. Anxious after my restless night, I was exhausted through lack of sleep, coupled with the concern that coping alone with these inclement conditions might prove a challenge … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Anything Goes, Aviation, Dairy, Diary, Drama, Environment, Equine, Family, Farming, February 2009, Food, Goats, Life, Livestock, Local Area, Locality, Media Archive, MindBodySpirit, Nature, News, Sheep, Smallholding, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

It Never Rains….

but it certainly pours here, from time to time.   And today was no exception…. This particular day started for me at around midnight; when shortly after managing to drift off to sleep after determinedly ignoring the relentless heavy patter of the day’s deluge … Continue reading

Posted in Anything Goes, Dairy, December 2008, Diary, Life, Smallholding | 5 Comments