Category Archives: Environment

Braving the Blizzard

  So, it’s still snowing….. here we go, dawn again: & another deeply (unwelcome) snowy day.  But please don’t dismiss me as some old ‘bah humbug’ harbinger; I love larking around in the “white stuff” with the best & rest … Continue reading

Posted in Dairy, Diary, Environment, February 2009, Festivals, Food, Ice Cream, Life, Local Area, Markets, Nature, Smallholding, Wales | Leave a comment

Difficult Day: A Study in (mostly) Black & White

It was the unearthly halflight which caused me to stir from an uneasy slumber. Anxious after my restless night, I was exhausted through lack of sleep, coupled with the concern that coping alone with these inclement conditions might prove a challenge … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Anything Goes, Aviation, Dairy, Diary, Drama, Environment, Equine, Family, Farming, February 2009, Food, Goats, Life, Livestock, Local Area, Locality, Media Archive, MindBodySpirit, Nature, News, Sheep, Smallholding, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

The Adventure of Discovery

So, it’s been a snowy start for much of the UK.  Whilst we woke to clear skies & green grass, the Epicentre of the Universe – i.e. London – was blanketed in the ‘white stuff’ & had predictably ground to a … Continue reading

Posted in Diary, Environment, Farming, February 2009, Life, Locality, MindBodySpirit, Nature, News, Smallholding, Wild Food/Foraging | Leave a comment

Oh, What a Night….

Please Note: Today’s Open Afternoon visit for the South West Wales Goat Club unfortunately had to be CANCELLED.  This was due to the fact that a Severe Weather Warning was issued for the neighbourhood, with a forecast of gale force winds gusting 80-90mph … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Dairy, Diary, Environment, Farming, Food, Goats, Ice Cream, January 2009, Life, Livestock, Local Area, Local Produce, Locality, Nature, Smallholding | 8 Comments

Bird ‘Flu

Brrr. Having spent the night shivering miserably beneath the duvet, I felt pretty rotten on crawling out of bed & into the cold morning air.  The previous evening’s chill had proved harder than expected; & the roseate blush of dawn’s early … Continue reading

Posted in December 2008, Diary, Environment, Life, Nature, Smallholding | Leave a comment

Izzy Whizzy….

Icy!  So – busy. What a bizarre day!  It started ordinarily enough: darkness; a slice of toast smeared with a goodly coating of Marmite, munched thoughtfully whilst washed down with a mug of steaming tea & faced with the usual pile … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Aviation, December 2008, Diary, Environment, Farming, Goats, Life, Livestock, Nature, Smallholding | 9 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

Posted in Diary, Environment, Food, Ice Cream, Life, Local Area, Local Produce, Locality, November 2008 | Leave a comment

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

Trade Fair

Well! After a sleepless night & a busy day….. …..home, at last; & too exhausted to even enjoy the rare evening out we’d promised ourselves.  An early start saw Tony milking the goats & me running round gathering everything together for our … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Culture, Dairy, Diary, Emporia, Environment, Food, Heritage, Ice Cream, Life, Local Area, Local Produce, Locality, November 2008, Organic Produce, Smallholding | Leave a comment

Four Seasons

….In One Day: Unbelievable.  The morning started promisingly enough: whilst somewhat colder than it has been of late it was at least sunny, the valley suffused with golden light which highlighted the exquisite autumnal hues of the woodland.  After a … Continue reading

Posted in Cheese, Dairy, Diary, Environment, Food, Ice Cream, Life, Locality, Nature, October 2008, Yogurt | 2 Comments