Category Archives: February 2008

Lamb or Lion for Lunch….?

Five fabulous years….. that’s how long Tony & I have been married; for today – St David’s Day – is also our Wedding Anniversary.  Had you said to either of us six short years ago however, that we’d have found … Continue reading

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Firebrand

Today was an important day, concerning LittleFfarm Dairy’s fledgeling business: we visited our appointed Design Agency, to view the three initial designs from which we shall shortlist one with a view to promoting our products.  Getting the branding right is absolutely crucial: if the … Continue reading

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Process of Elimination

We’ve been fretting for weeks now, about the potential staggering cost of constructing the Dairy Complex internal Process Rooms for our cheesemaking etc.  Typical quotations have hovered at something over the £100,000 mark – the cost of a modest house or average flat in … Continue reading

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Revelations

“Why did you ‘ave that silly little lean-to bolted on to yer shed?” Alan asked, clutching his cup of coffee & munching thoughtfully on the proffered plate of biscuits.  We were surveying the progress of the Dairy Complex’s construction, which … Continue reading

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Sleeping with the Enemy

“Aaah, that was the best night’s sleep I’ve had in days…..” Tony sighed as he basked beneath the toast-warm duvet in a long, luxurious stretch.  It was his usual enforced getting-up time: 0930am; & I’d just brought him up a … Continue reading

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Weather for Ducks…?

Yesterday’s gloriously glowing, colour-rich sunset, might as well be a lifetime away: Yuk.  There again; it is Monday, after all…. Normally what we notice here is the subtle changing of the seasons, not the days: the sweet buds of spring as the … Continue reading

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Looking Up

Deep, dark, sacred night sky: scattered with soft-shimmering stars. I take a deep breath; gaze wonderingly upwards, how beautiful, how magical, how very timeless, ageless, it is.  It’s been a better day. Zuskie thankfully appears to be on the mend … Continue reading

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Touch & Go

It’s been a worrying day.  I had felt quite positive about Zuskie’s recovery, yesterday evening; I’d shut the door of the goat shed with a sense of relief, glad that at least she appeared to be on the mend at … Continue reading

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The Lonely Goatherd

It was during breakfast that I noticed it. Zuskie definitely wasn’t feeling herself; nothing I could put my finger on, just not quite tucking into the morning meal with the usual enthusiasm.  I kept a watchful eye over her & my concern … Continue reading

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Life’s Fragile Flame

Today Mother Nature really dealt us some ups & downs. Firstly, I was amazed & delighted when I opened the duck house door to add their daily dose of fresh bedding this morning, to find the girls’ very first egg: a perfect, big, pearlescent … Continue reading

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