Category Archives: Dairy

Festive Season

Well, it might not seem so, for most readers; as I suspect many equate the ‘Festive Season’ with the deep midwinter celebrations of Christmas & New Year, those brave attempts to lift us out of the dreary doldrums of dark days & stormy, … Continue reading

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Going Potty

Blimey, another busy day.  Following yesterday’s pasteurisation the mix was left to mature overnight; allowing the ingredients to mingle & create a more subtle, sophisticated & stable gelato than one literally made ‘in the raw’.  Granted, if we had our … Continue reading

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No Rest For….

 ….the eternally busy.  Poor Tony has really had to hit the ground running, as we’ve been rushed off our feet with early-morning milking followed by our first pasteurisation session of 2009 at Food Centre Wales.   Being Tony’s first ‘make’ for … Continue reading

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Goodbye to the ‘Bad Lads’

Phew! A smidgeon of peace, at last.  This evening I delivered the boys to their new home – from now on they’ll be working for fellow goatkeeper-&-breeder Lorraine, who is the Director of the highly-successful fudge, smoothie, chocolate & cheese … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Dairy, Diary, Farming, Food, Goats, Life, Livestock, Local Area, Local Produce, Locality, March 2009, MindBodySpirit, Nature, Smallholding, Wales | 6 Comments

Oh, **!?!** Sugar!

 And we’re not talking about the *ahem* loveable ‘Cabbage Patch Doll’ visage of cuddly old Sir Alan, here…. After the wonderful weather of the past few days, the morning dawned disappointingly overcast; & in fact, remained oppressively foggy throughout, down here in our … Continue reading

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The Curious Incident of the Cat in the Daytime

  I tip my hat to Mark Haddon’s wonderful novel of similar title;   albeit that particular tome refers to a noctural canine & covers somewhat different subject matter to that which I am about to describe.  Mind you, we do … Continue reading

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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

Milking It

Phew.   Another busy-but-productive day….albeit the ladies thankfully let me get on with some ‘real’ work whilst they continued their well-earned break from kidding to flutter their collective caprine eyelashes at Dairy Engineer Steve, who has truly turned out to be our local … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Child

Thursdays during term-time are always hectic. Although we have lots of kids – & more on the way – we don’t have any children: all our little ones are goats, of course!  But it’s not only children who go to … Continue reading

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Happy…..

St David’s Day to all of you who (rightly) celebrate all that is great about this wonderful Welsh nation; but especially, a Very Happy Wedding Anniversary to my wonderful husband, as today we celebrate glorious years of marriage together.   Here … Continue reading

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