Category Archives: August 2008

Rollercoasting

So here we are, at the end of another month…. and STILL, the Dairy Complex isn’t up & running.  During weekdays it’s a hive of activity with thumps, bangs & industrious echoes within & without; but weekends are ominously silent … Continue reading

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Gold comes to Britain….

….But not just in the form of the cold, hard metal of cheerful Olympic glory. Look to the trees. Is it just me, or are the paler vestments of Autumn already beginning to decorate the deep, dark green of our … Continue reading

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Exploits of Dairying & Bravado

I must say, I’m impressed.  Tony – who hates heights & suffers from chronic vertigo – managed to erect the Galebreaker at the southernmost end of the Dairy Complex this evening.  The whole thing stretches from floor to ceiling & is … Continue reading

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Ray of Sunshine

A rare ray of sunshine bathed the Ffarm in glorious, golden light this afternoon. These days, such events appear to be sadly few & far between; which makes August particularly depressing this year.  The hay is still standing in the … Continue reading

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All Bran…..?

Boys, cross your legs…. …..as I suspect today’s tale will make you wince.  Back in June, we had a call from a gentleman over in Pembrokeshire who was seeking a milking goat as a companion for his elderly, ailing British … Continue reading

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Grammatical Apologies, but….

….for some reason, I cannot seem to separate paragraphs when I’d like to; our illustrious programme is proving a tad temperamental & refusing to insert line breaks, when I want it to. So please, don’t watch this space….much as I might wish … Continue reading

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Beating the Bank Holiday Blues

It’s a double-edged sword, so they say; thus it’s just as well, that we’re Knights. Here we are, over a month after launching our business yet STILL unable to trade as the Dairy Complex sits in a state of limbo; & it’s the … Continue reading

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Fiat Lux

Let there be light. It’s there, a faint glimmer at the end of the tunnel, at last….as today we were finally blessed with independent power to the Dairy Complex & were able to turn on the milking parlour’s vacuum pump for the … Continue reading

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The Last Straw….

Gold. I dream of gold; so much so, in fact, that it keeps me awake at night….a thing of infinite beauty & value.  But I’m not greedy – I only desire a few tonnes of the stuff.  Becaus the gold of … Continue reading

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Blackberry or IPod?

In days gone by a blackberry was a hedgerow fruit & IPod, was what I did with peas & beans: No longer, it would seem, as technology holds us increasingly in its thrall.  Well, some of us, that is; to me … Continue reading

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