Category Archives: March 2008

Out Like a Lamb….

It was a quiet, benign morning: although as farmers we enjoyed a less-than-tranquil start as I discovered at first light that Artemisia had lambed, unassisted, in the field – two super little ram lambs, both very pretty; & both already … Continue reading

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All Change

Ahhh, the day we all dread – when the clocks go forward by an hour (how civilized that it’s done on a Sunday, at least).  Here at the Ffarm it wasn’t only the clocks that changed: we decided it was time … Continue reading

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Singing in the Rain

Another busy day: & not the pleasantest in terms of weather, with March threatening to leave like a lion, sending angry clouds bowling along the lowering skies above the valley before giving way to fat, relentless tears of rain. Whilst Tony … Continue reading

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Walking on the Milky Way

Today Tony hurried through the chores, & I hurried through the house; whisking around to give the place a quick ‘spring clean’ as today we were to have visitors – Richard & Gary were coming to advise us in fine-tuning our ideas for … Continue reading

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Milkshake

Deep, dark, silent night; yet not for poor Tony; who despite being heavily dosed with painkilling anti-inflammatories couldn’t sleep, a cocktail of pain & concern about the Business Plan keeping him awake.  So at a restless 4am he got up to go through … Continue reading

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Furball from Hell

Question: what do you really most need NOT to happen, when you’re fine-tuning your Business Plan in preparation for an important meeting with the Bank Manager, the following day…..? Have a think about it; but I may be able to answer – & succinctly, if … Continue reading

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‘Ere, Ear….

 With the Bank Holiday done & dusted, I’d booked Bechan (the little kid who is currently residing in the house with us after she almost died at birth & was rejected by her Mum) in at our local veterinary surgery to be disbudded; however just as … Continue reading

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Bank Holiday Blues

Ooooaaaargh, it’s been a day of struggles -struggling with paperwork & goats!  The tussles began at my solo morning milking, with the girls deciding to give me the runaround for the Bank Holiday, pushing & shoving to be first into … Continue reading

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Easter ‘Egg’-xertions

So come on then, hands up – who enjoyed a lovely, long, luxurious lie-in this Sunday morning, with breakfast in bed, lots of chocolate eggs, & a leisurely morning perusing the papers? Well, you lucky thing – we certainly didn’t.  … Continue reading

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Busy Bees…!

Oops, just a quick apology – I haven’t had a chance to catch up on publishing posts this week, as we’ve been fully occupied with lambing, kidding, bottle-feeding fifteen hungry kids 4x per day; nursing three weak ones; & teaching the … Continue reading

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