Category Archives: March 2009

Ebb & Flow

 Dawn, & dusk; summer, & winter; high tide & low tide…. the ebb & flow of life on this little world of ours.  Today is the last day of Winter as tomorrow the clocks change, going forward an hour to … Continue reading

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Public Relations

  Yet again – no rest for the wicked! After milking & morning chores I headed over the lovely Prescelli Mountains backed by a sapphire-sparkling, crystal-blue sea; & across to the picturesque stone-scaped market town of Narberth, for another fantastically-informative True Marketing course – with … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Business, Diary, Farming, Food, Goats, Life, Local Area, March 2009, Smallholding, Wales | 6 Comments

Goodbye to the ‘Bad Lads’

Phew! A smidgeon of peace, at last.  This evening I delivered the boys to their new home – from now on they’ll be working for fellow goatkeeper-&-breeder Lorraine, who is the Director of the highly-successful fudge, smoothie, chocolate & cheese … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Dairy, Diary, Farming, Food, Goats, Life, Livestock, Local Area, Local Produce, Locality, March 2009, MindBodySpirit, Nature, Smallholding, Wales | 6 Comments

“Roll Out The Barrow…”

 OK:  so I may appear to have got the words to that well-known Cockney pub ditty, shlurlightlee ashkyoo….. Of course I appreciate that it’s a barrel that’s requested to be rolled, not a barrow.  However.  Not on this Ffarm.  I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Anything Goes, Blogroll, Diary, Goats, Humour, Life, Livestock, March 2009, Smallholding | 2 Comments

Assault & Battery Course

It’s Mothers’ Day: & I truly feel like the Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe – what to do, with all these darn kids…?!   They’re driving me mad.  There are thirty-eight of the little horrors causing havoc in the Dairy … Continue reading

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Feeling Rather Small….

 One of the goat kids – Winnie –  is turning out to be rather strange.  I can’t quite put my finger on it; but she is definitely eccentric.  Arwenna’s daughter, born on 16th March, she is quite the tiniest, most … Continue reading

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Oh, **!?!** Sugar!

 And we’re not talking about the *ahem* loveable ‘Cabbage Patch Doll’ visage of cuddly old Sir Alan, here…. After the wonderful weather of the past few days, the morning dawned disappointingly overcast; & in fact, remained oppressively foggy throughout, down here in our … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Dairy, Diary, Farming, Food, Fruit & Veg, Ice Cream, Life, Local Produce, March 2009, Markets, Organic Produce, Smallholding, Supermarkets | 1 Comment

The Curious Incident of the Cat in the Daytime

  I tip my hat to Mark Haddon’s wonderful novel of similar title;   albeit that particular tome refers to a noctural canine & covers somewhat different subject matter to that which I am about to describe.  Mind you, we do … Continue reading

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Special Delivery

The day dawned fine, sunny & hot – what a treat. I loaded the travelling freezer with today’s delivery after completing the morning chores & set off to trundle the region’s roads, silently regretting the chenille sweater I had donned … Continue reading

Posted in Cheese, Cooking, Dairy, Diary, Emporia, Food, Fruit & Veg, Ice Cream, Life, Livestock, Local Produce, Locality, March 2009, Organic Produce, Restaurants, Sheep, Smallholding, Wales | 7 Comments

The Darling Buds of March

Or should I say, the lack of them…?  Because on this sunny St Patrick’s Day we finally managed to get the kids’ horn buds taken off, albeit not by our ‘usual’ vet.  This is the procedure whereby the horn buds are … Continue reading

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