Category Archives: October 2007

Apple Day

Today’s the day for gathering in our orchard harvest: the celebration known across the land as Apple Day.  It’s actually a fairly recent ‘tradition’ but a great one which is thankfully growing in size, status & enthusiasm every year, heightening awareness … Continue reading

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Trying

Today was a very special day: not because it was the final of the Rugby World Cup, with England playing South Africa; but because it was Mum’s birthday.  However, unforgiveable clutz that I am, I was two days out of kilter & had organized her … Continue reading

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Playing Catchup

Phew, what a start to the day! I was out on the yard again at first light, checking the regrouped livestock to ensure everyone had happily survived the night; fortunately there were no casualties.  However, a liberal scattering of white … Continue reading

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Shutting the Stable Door…

The title for today’s post, is apt in many ways – first, the good news: defra has announced the lifting of the general movements ban on livestock throughout the UK, with the exception of the remaining Surveillance Zone which encompasses … Continue reading

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Growing Up

For those of you who were wondering about filming the James Martin TV programme, my apologies, I’ve only just managed to get around to publishing the post on the day’s activities.  You’ll find it under ‘Feast for the Eyes’ (sorry Mum!) … Continue reading

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Of Course!

It’s been a long, valuable day: I attended a short course run by Celtic Recipes at the Ivy Bush Hotel in Carmarthen, which was all about how to develop & promote a speciality food brand.  I can honestly say, it’s probably the … Continue reading

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Health, Wealth, or Happiness….?

Monday morning; & it’s back to ‘skool’ for Jo. This is for two reasons: Enviromental Blog Day (time I learned something useful – so look further down this post for some important stuff on the humble spud…!); & the pleasure of attending Welsh … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wicked Work

As ever, no rest for the wicked: Tony & I respectively busy, although he kept his telephone firmly switched off as still persisting in his ‘not talking to you’ mood.  I fretted about him all day, however; wondering how his Line Performance … Continue reading

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The Cost of Dying

Back onto the subject of poor old Clyde, I was amazed & dismayed regarding what Michelle told me about veterinary costs in their area.  Upon being reunited with their clearly very sick pet, Neil immediately ‘phoned the vet for an emergency … Continue reading

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Clyde: Cry Me A River

Tragic, touching news: Clyde (our friend Michelle’s Very Fine Cat Indeed): big, beloved, black-&-white puss; larger-than-life softie, sloppy old Bruiser Boy; patient, fur-pulled lover-of-small-children; has tragically passed away after his mysterious ten days’ absence.  This we know, as his last efforts were … Continue reading

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