Category Archives: Cooking

Dairy Eventfulness

Buzzing socialites that we are, today was a chance for another off-the-Ffarm adventure: this time, our first visit to the annual Dairy Event which is held at the Royal Showground, Stoneleigh in Warwickshire. The day began extremely early with pre-dawn … Continue reading

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Good Afternoon…!

This afternoon it was the Dyfed Smallholders’ Association annual Harvest Lunch. It’s a much-anticipated event & as this is the first year we’ve been Association members, the first one we’ve attended.  For our contribution we took with us two napolis … Continue reading

Posted in Cooking, Dairy, Diary, Entertainment, Farming, Food, Fruit & Veg, Ice Cream, Life, Locality, September 2008, Smallholding | 4 Comments

Rollercoasting

So here we are, at the end of another month…. and STILL, the Dairy Complex isn’t up & running.  During weekdays it’s a hive of activity with thumps, bangs & industrious echoes within & without; but weekends are ominously silent … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, August 2008, Aviation, Cooking, Dairy, Diary, Farming, Food, Fruit & Veg, Goats, Ice Cream, Life, Livestock, Locality, Nature, Poultry, Smallholding | 2 Comments

Muddy Marvellous!

The grey gloom of dawn didn’t exactly look promising. At first light we bid ‘pob lwc’ (good luck) to friends Pete & Barbara from the Gluten Free Company, who were heading for the Pembrokeshire Show to promote their delicious frozen … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, August 2008, Cooking, Diary, Entertainment, Farming, Food, Goats, Life, Local Area, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

‘Fowl’ Weather = Chicken Soup

Well now, here’s a thing: Words I Never Thought I’d Hear Tony Utter!  And they were….? Well, the script reads thus:  star of the show Tony, forty-something (ahem!) male, gives a masculine-yet-feverish grunt; grudgingly stirring himself awake to accept the lovingly-proffered steaming mug … Continue reading

Posted in August 2008, Cooking, Diary, Food, History, Life, Poultry, Recipes | Leave a comment

Magic Cauldron

Sleepless, restless squall of a stormy night; with the additionally exhausting shrill of the bedside alarm at 4.30am.  It’s going to be a long day.  Tony’s out & about early as he’s going flying; & I’d have relished another hour or … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Aviation, Cooking, Diary, Farming, Food, Goats, Life, Livestock, March 2008, Nature, Sheep, Smallholding | Leave a comment

Just Kidding…..!

Another busy day, on the Ffarm: and Yet More Kids (of which more later).  I was rudely awoken in the wee small hours, by yells coming from the Baby Monitor.  Not, however, of a goat giving birth; but of a lost kid.  … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Cooking, Diary, Farming, Food, Goats, Life, Livestock, March 2008, Smallholding | 2 Comments

Fire & Ice

“D’you think the fumes from the Rayburn could actually be dangerous…?” I inquired of Tony whilst munching my breakfast toast.  “Hmm, not too sure…” he mused, thoughtfully plunging a sliver of homemade barleycorn bread into the silky golden interior of … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Cooking, Diary, February 2008, Food, Goats, Life, Livestock, Locality, Smallholding | Leave a comment

Flying High

Exhiliration is not normally a word I’d use to describe three o’clock in the morning. Yet, today, despite my befuddled brain being shocked awake by the alarm, that’s exactly how it felt.  Having finished the University course, we feel we’ve come such … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Aviation, Cheese, Cooking, Dairy, Diary, February 2008, Food, Life, Livestock, Poultry, Sheep, Smallholding, Travel | Leave a comment

Factory Farmers

A clear, cold morning was revealed as the sun rose brightly above haze-obscured Bologna. Over a leisurely breakfast of fruit, yogurt & cheeses we debated whether to attend the tour of Carpigiani’s factory or drive to our favourite vineyard, Castello di Brolio, a … Continue reading

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