Category Archives: November 2008

Cold Comfort….?

Another weekend, another event: this time, a trip to Dinefwr Park & Castle (plus as pictured on the left their magnificent herd of rare White Cattle, which said runinants benignly kept me entertained throughout) for their Winter Fair.  It was a crisp, … Continue reading

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Reunion

A sharp, frosty dawn broke with bright anticipation across my fretfully sleepless night. After the ponies’ escape yesterday, I’d been through a literal rollercoaster of emotions: impatience (when they didn’t greet me in the field with their customary enthusiasm); mild … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Anything Goes, Diary, Equine, Life, Livestock, Locality, November 2008, Smallholding | 1 Comment

The Great Escape

What an emotional rollercoaster of a day. It began with a form of – if there is such a thing – frenetic tranquillity: the still clearness of a gentle new day punctuated with the typically bustling round of chores as … Continue reading

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What Makes Your Day?

The rain battered on the roof of the truck as I hastily clambered inside, heaving the door closed with a relieved sigh.  The sturdy vehicle’s silver exterior is dull with green algae in places; much the same as house, buildings & indeed … Continue reading

Posted in Dairy, Diary, Food, Goats, Ice Cream, Life, November 2008 | 3 Comments

Love in a Cold Climate

So, my first major challenge: with Tony away there are still busy events to attend on top of all the other work to be done….& of course, the added complication of having to manage the entire ‘shebang’, on my own.  For … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget

Remembrance Day.  At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month I stand with head bowed, silent, remembering those friends – & members of our family – we have lost to the callous grip of conflicts past & … Continue reading

Posted in Diary, Heritage, Life, Military, November 2008, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Happy Hour…..?

Oooh dearie me, it would seem like that fine 80’s anthem – ‘Happy Hour’ by the Housemartins – is about to be confined to the annals of history by our increasingly dour (if that’s possible) Prime Minister: the stricter-than-strict Scottish preacher’s … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Business, Diary, Environment, Equine, Food, Life, News, November 2008, Politics, Smallholding | 3 Comments

Of Princes & Parasols

For all you mycologists out there….. ….I have a question: what’s this, please?? I believe it’s either a Parasol/Shaggy Parasol or a Prince; but I’m not certain.  I’d love to cook it & see – however, I’d (obviously!) prefer to be … Continue reading

Posted in Diary, Food, Fruit & Veg, Life, Locality, Nature, News, November 2008, Wild Food/Foraging | 5 Comments

Once On a Hill….

For all of you who voted for the name ‘Brynn’ for our new Border Collie pup – I thought you might like to catch up a little, on his progress.  He’s certainly coming on in leaps & bounds (quite literally, … Continue reading

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Mission Accomplished

It’s been an eventful day. We were up & about at 3am, as Tony had to catch an early train to London for the first day of his contract aviation course.  I think his relief & excitement about ‘getting back … Continue reading

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