Category Archives: December 2007

Devonshire Cream

Today was a day for not only bidding farewell to the old, but especially ringing in the new; the old being removal of the final vestiges of our original milking parlour, with the new being not only our modernised setup but … Continue reading

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Dear Dairy Diary…

Dear Diary, today we needed to move the dairy – well, the milking parlour at least, in order to accommodate tomorrow’s new arrivals.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t feeling at all well; my nasty cold has well & truly taken hold, & I … Continue reading

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Very Bunny, bmi!

I woke as ever well before dawn, but feeling distinctly jaded; though the chores still had to be done: & I know from experience that the goats certainly wouldn’t thank me if they didn’t have their breakfast served, bang on time!  I passed the … Continue reading

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Things that go BUMP in the night…

Blimey!  I was rudely torn from the gentle arms of slumber in the early hours,  by a loud crash; from which my befuddled brain could not initally register the whereabouts.  I soon realised it had come from the spare room but to … Continue reading

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Time to Say Goodbye

Alas; time for Mum & Dad to leave, after a lovely visit.  As Christmas Day proved a little hollow this year after Tony’s lovely laughter was left echoing across the Ffarm following his departure to Aleppo, we hadn’t really found … Continue reading

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Boxing Clever on Stilton Day

Sadly, the tranquil beauty of Christmas Day did not spill over into the following morning,  the bright sunshine obscured by pendulous clouds until by evening they relented their burden gave way to a spattering of mercifully light rain.  After a quick slice … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas – Nadolig Llawen! Here’s wishing smallholders, farmers, cheesemakers, chefs, writers & readers everywhere – a peaceful, happy, enjoyable day. Jo’s Christmas began at 04:30am – the very same time that poor Tony’s working … Continue reading

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Ho Ho Hoe

Whilst for everyone else, today is Chrismas Eve, for us, it’s actually Christmas Day.  Unfortunately Tony has been selected to work, over the festive season; he’s flying to Aleppo in Syria this afternoon & has to stay for almost a week owing to … Continue reading

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Cocky

Goodness, another hectic day.  I was up well before the dawning of the new day to do some emailing & Blog updating; then the fun began with undertaking a thorough clean & tidy of the house in preparation for Mum & Dad’s … Continue reading

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Last Post

Alas, as predicted, the run of wonderfully crisp bright days we’ve been enjoying, has come to an end; we woke to the spattering of rain on the windows & a heavy pall of mist which sunk the farm into dank clouds of obfuscating gloom.  We … Continue reading

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