Category Archives: Emporia

Musical Goats

This has been another typically rushed-off-our feet week: with a big trade show at Newtown in mid Wales, & a humungous delivery to one of our favourite customers – Llanwrtyd Wells’  effervescent Info Centre, appropriately dubbed ‘In the Pink’ owing … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, April 2009, Dairy, Diary, Emporia, Entertainment, Farming, Goats, Life, Livestock, Local Area, Music, Smallholding, Wales | Leave a comment

Special Delivery

The day dawned fine, sunny & hot – what a treat. I loaded the travelling freezer with today’s delivery after completing the morning chores & set off to trundle the region’s roads, silently regretting the chenille sweater I had donned … Continue reading

Posted in Cheese, Cooking, Dairy, Diary, Emporia, Food, Fruit & Veg, Ice Cream, Life, Livestock, Local Produce, Locality, March 2009, Organic Produce, Restaurants, Sheep, Smallholding, Wales | 7 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

Lamb or Lion for Lunch….?

Five fabulous years….. that’s how long Tony & I have been married; for today – St David’s Day – is also our Wedding Anniversary.  Had you said to either of us six short years ago however, that we’d have found … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Diary, Emporia, February 2008, Food, Fruit & Veg, Goats, Life, Local Area, Nature, Restaurants, Smallholding | Leave a comment

Style (ish)

“I‘m so glad you persuaded me that we should drive to Gatwick last night”, I mused with a contentedly relaxed sigh as I reluctantly pulled back the warm hotel duvet & chanced the chilly bathroom to fill the tiny kettle for … Continue reading

Posted in Cheese, Cooking, Dairy, Diary, Emporia, February 2008, Food, Ice Cream, Technology, Travel | Leave a comment

Packing It All In….!

Darkness suffocated the bedroom as the call to wake rudely shrilled in my ear. Fumbling for the alarm clock, I reluctantly illuminated the bedside light & hauled myself into the reality of a new day, uncomfortably aware that for the first time in over a year, both … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Cheese, Dairy, Diary, Emporia, Equine, Family, February 2008, Food, Life, Livestock, Sheep, Smallholding, Travel | Leave a comment

Keeping the Home Fires Burning

 Another busy, ‘out-&-about’ sort of a day.  As ever I was up early to go through emails, blog & paperwork before taking the dog for a quick, energetic walk in the chilly air; then it was time to haul Tony’s backside out … Continue reading

Posted in Diary, Emporia, Farming, Food, Livestock, Local Area, November 2007, Restaurants | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Cooking, Diary, Emporia, Farming, Food, Life, Livestock, Local Area, September 2007 | 1 Comment

Puppy Love…?

This afternoon we ventured out to Aberystwyth to see whether one of the two remaining Kelpie puppies might prove suitable for us.   The farm where they’ve been raised is a positive gem, set in absolutely beautiful hilly countryside with panoramic … Continue reading

Posted in August 2007, Cheese, Diary, Emporia, Farming, Food, Livestock, News, Travel | Leave a comment