Category Archives: Cheese

Special Delivery

The day dawned fine, sunny & hot – what a treat. I loaded the travelling freezer with today’s delivery after completing the morning chores & set off to trundle the region’s roads, silently regretting the chenille sweater I had donned … Continue reading

Posted in Cheese, Cooking, Dairy, Diary, Emporia, Food, Fruit & Veg, Ice Cream, Life, Livestock, Local Produce, Locality, March 2009, Organic Produce, Restaurants, Sheep, Smallholding, Wales | 7 Comments

Time Out

Today saw one of those very rare occasions for me: a night, spent away from the Ffarm.  We were doing a ‘whistle stop’ tour; first calling in to see a friend in Cardiff & then travelling all the way to … Continue reading

Posted in Cheese, Cooking, Dairy, December 2008, Diary, Entertainment, Family, Food, Life, Local Produce | Leave a comment

Four Seasons

….In One Day: Unbelievable.  The morning started promisingly enough: whilst somewhat colder than it has been of late it was at least sunny, the valley suffused with golden light which highlighted the exquisite autumnal hues of the woodland.  After a … Continue reading

Posted in Cheese, Dairy, Diary, Environment, Food, Ice Cream, Life, Locality, Nature, October 2008, Yogurt | 2 Comments

Migration

As Autumn’s chill creeps quiet, clammy fingers through the misty valley, the remaining swallows are clearly growing restless.  Yesterday evening we watched as they wheeled & soared beneath the slate-grey clouds, furiously sweeping the skies for insects to fuel their bodies in preparation … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Cheese, Dairy, Diary, Environment, Life, Locality, Nature, Poultry, September 2008, Smallholding | Leave a comment

Anniversary Blog!

Goodness gracious me, I occasionally look back over our Blog archive to reminisce over what we were up to at various times over the past year….& I’ve found that today – 1st August – marks my very first year of blogging, as I … Continue reading

Posted in August 2008, Cheese, Dairy, Diary, Farming, Food, Ice Cream, Life, Locality, Smallholding, Writing | 1 Comment

To Be, or Not To Be; That is the Question….

    So, here we go….  today’s the day I had to ‘fine tune’ the design of our first-ever Competition entries for the Royal Welsh Show – but by midnight I still wasn’t sure we were truly Doing The Right Thing.  Why?  … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Cheese, Dairy, Diary, Food, Humour, Ice Cream, July 2008, Life, Yogurt | Leave a comment

A Healthy Environment

It’s been an eventful day. After a morning’s farming & the usual gloomy round of paperwork we headed out to Crosshands, to attend the business launch of Castell Howell Foods’ new distribution hub.  We went along in the hope of being able … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Business, Cheese, Dairy, Diary, Farming, Goats, Life, Livestock, March 2008, Smallholding | Leave a comment

SINKY in the Snow

Brrrrrrrr……. I zipped up the thick, fleece-lined collar of my Norwegian shirt, as high as it would go.  The valley was inhospitably cold this morning, as we briskly hurried our way through the chores.  Despite the chill, the ducks had again laid … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Cheese, Dairy, Diary, Farming, Goats, Life, Livestock, March 2008, Nature, Poultry, Smallholding | Leave a comment

Flying High

Exhiliration is not normally a word I’d use to describe three o’clock in the morning. Yet, today, despite my befuddled brain being shocked awake by the alarm, that’s exactly how it felt.  Having finished the University course, we feel we’ve come such … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Aviation, Cheese, Cooking, Dairy, Diary, February 2008, Food, Life, Livestock, Poultry, Sheep, Smallholding, Travel | Leave a comment

Factory Farmers

A clear, cold morning was revealed as the sun rose brightly above haze-obscured Bologna. Over a leisurely breakfast of fruit, yogurt & cheeses we debated whether to attend the tour of Carpigiani’s factory or drive to our favourite vineyard, Castello di Brolio, a … Continue reading

Posted in Cheese, Cooking, Dairy, Diary, February 2008, Food, Ice Cream, Life, Restaurants, Technology, Travel | Leave a comment