Category Archives: February 2009

Frustratingly…

The lovely Lady Morganna gave birth, this morning: a little boy.  Last year she had triplets – all boys; & the previous year, it was twins – a girl & a boy (the girl – Arianwen – is utterly exquisite & is … Continue reading

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St David’s Day Feast

For those who fancied some FREE gelato – we did a Celebration Tasting Session at the Spar Shop in Newcastle Emlyn today (28th February) between 1400 – 1730 hrs.   We showcased the wicked Dragonfire (sultry, smoky-hot dark chocolate with Mexican chillies) & … Continue reading

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Consulting the Oracle

For those of you who keep goats, you may or may not find calculating the date for when a specific doe is due to kid, something of a challenge.  Leafing through diary pages spanning two years (autumn of one year  … Continue reading

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Safer Food, Born & Bread…..

“Jo, did you want to attend the forthcoming refresher course?” Irene’s voice inquired on the other end of the ‘phone.  “It’s just that this is the last one we’re running for the Chartered Institute for Environmental Health’s Intermediate Food Safety qualification…..”  Her … Continue reading

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Selling Soulfully

One of the things which has perplexed me about our business (& indeed business in general), has been the singularly grey area for us – that of sales.  Whilst our natural enthusiasm for & thorough knowledge of our product has … Continue reading

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The Other Side of the Coin

  Whilst we’ve been very busy of late here on the Ffarm, of course there is more to it than purely agriculture (involved though that inevitably is).  Our business is multi-faceted: we run a farm, craft gelato – & of course … Continue reading

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You’re Kidding…!

 ….I spluttered in disbelief.  It was a quiet, balmy afternoon; & I was busy unloading heavy sacks of feed into the big metal bins in the Dairy Complex.  All was quiet & peaceful; the goats placidly ruminating on Life, the … Continue reading

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Croak-Us…..

Ever since the snows subsided, there has been a steady upsurge in the annual Frog Chorus.  We enjoy a ringside seat every time we open the little wood-framed window above the kitchen sink; rolling up sleeves & relieving the washing-up bowl of … Continue reading

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The Food of Love…..

To all the hopeless Romantics out there – here’s wishing you a very happy St Valentine’s Day; & if you haven’t already found the Love of your Life, may today grant you your heart’s desire.  And if you’re looking to … Continue reading

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And on the Eleventh Day…..

I saw that the drive was clear of snow, clear of ice: and it was good – bloody good.  Yea verily. It’s the tenth day since the snows came & froze my movements, here on the ffarm; but finally, finally, I can spread … Continue reading

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