Category Archives: September 2007

Leaving

So:  ‘Summer’s lease hath all too short a date’, as Shakespeare did thus, yea verily, rightly protest.  The fragile blue of autumnal skies are silent but for the sweet, mournful chorus of a lone robin whose salmon-hued breast puffs proud in the chill … Continue reading

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The Greener Grass

After a hard day, experimenting with ice cream & associating with the animals (the kids decided to suffer an attack of smelly scours – aka diarrhoea, today – eugh), this evening we luxuriated in a genuine treat – dinner with Carl & Boo at their … Continue reading

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Cream, de la Creme

Today was a day of experimentation – ice cream time!  I made a couple of batches of my Hay Tea ice cream – one as a ‘standby’ in case I don’t get the chance to freshly freeze-churn a batch for the … Continue reading

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TV, or not TV….?

Hmmm…. another frustrating day, all round.  It started well enough: Tony tackled the chores, & I rolled up my sleeves to deep-clean the house, starting with the kitchen in preparation for tomorrow’s filming session for James Martin’s new TV cookery programme.  To … Continue reading

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Harvest Moon

Perplexingly, despite the weather forecast, it was (you guessed it) raining again when I got up this morning.  Nanuk & I trudged up to the top gate to open it for John-the-Farrier (real name John Bryne; but the curiously charming tradition … Continue reading

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Five-Star Process

Today has been a busy – but productive, day: we had a meeting with managing director Eurig Jones at Whitland Engineering, regarding the process rooms we’ll need in the new Dairy Complex.  Our meeting was far more fruitful & productive than we could … Continue reading

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Shelved

Another rainy, squally day: so much so in fact, it has removed some of the surface of our driveway down to the ffarm (which is about half a mile long – so that’ll involve some pretty major repairs by Yours Truly … Continue reading

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Bluetongue Blues

So the news we’ve all dreaded, but ultimately expected, has finally hit the farming headlines: on top of current concerns over the FMD outbreak – which it’s now suspected, has spread beyond the Surrey border into Hampshire, with a new … Continue reading

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Plum Job

Another day of generally heavy rain; however I did manage to dash out with my little wicker basket & fill it with dark, juicy ripe plums from the tree in the orchard, concerned that they’d soon be past their best & I’d … Continue reading

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Sugar & Spice

I wish I could report that today had been a day of ‘all things nice’; however, alas, it wasn’t to be: whether because of the short, sharp, vicious showers which wracked West Wales; or because of the far-from-perfect end to the day … Continue reading

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