Category Archives: Culture

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

Hot Stuff

   Whilst for those of us stuck here in changeable old Blighty the prospect of a Mediterranean Food Festival might seem slightly bizarre at this time of year,  at the National Botanical Garden of Wales it would be unthinkable to … Continue reading

Posted in April 2009, Culture, Diary, Festivals, Food, Life, Local Area, Locality, Markets, Nature, Wales | 5 Comments

Musical Goats

This has been another typically rushed-off-our feet week: with a big trade show at Newtown in mid Wales, & a humungous delivery to one of our favourite customers – Llanwrtyd Wells’  effervescent Info Centre, appropriately dubbed ‘In the Pink’ owing … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, April 2009, Dairy, Diary, Emporia, Entertainment, Farming, Goats, Life, Livestock, Local Area, Music, Smallholding, Wales | Leave a comment

Assault & Battery Course

It’s Mothers’ Day: & I truly feel like the Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe – what to do, with all these darn kids…?!   They’re driving me mad.  There are thirty-eight of the little horrors causing havoc in the Dairy … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Art, Culture, Diary, Family, Farming, Goats, Humour, Life, Livestock, March 2009, Smallholding | Leave a comment

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

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

Cold Comfort….?

Another weekend, another event: this time, a trip to Dinefwr Park & Castle (plus as pictured on the left their magnificent herd of rare White Cattle, which said runinants benignly kept me entertained throughout) for their Winter Fair.  It was a crisp, … Continue reading

Posted in Anything Goes, Culture, Diary, Food, Heritage, Ice Cream, Life, Local Area, Local Produce, Locality, November 2008, Restaurants | 4 Comments