Category Archives: Local Produce

Gentleman Jim

  Entertaining is – undeniably – always a pleasure; regardless of the degree of behind-the-scenes scurrying owing to my own frantically-disorganised part.  And when it turns out to be during the wonderful bonus of an unexpectedly balmy Spring day, even better.   “Hi Jim, it’s … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Anything Goes, April 2009, Cooking, Diary, Entertainment, Food, Goats, Ice Cream, Life, Local Area, Local Produce, Memorable Meals, Nature, Smallholding | Leave a comment

Easter Eggstravaganza

“Happy Easter, Cariad!” I bounded down the creaky old stairs to put the kettle on for the first cuppa of the morning, whilst Tony groaned & huddled himself even deeper under the duvet.  “I’m really looking forward to my Easter … Continue reading

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More Fool Us….?

“Welcome Home, Master…!” Hooray!  Tony’s back home – at long last. He’s been away on a long training course, hence the reason I’ve spent the last eleven weeks coping ‘solo’ here on the Ffarm.  Looking at what I’ve been through; what … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, April 2009, Diary, Food, Goats, Life, Local Area, Local Produce, Nature, Restaurants, Smallholding, Wales | 4 Comments

Goodbye to the ‘Bad Lads’

Phew! A smidgeon of peace, at last.  This evening I delivered the boys to their new home – from now on they’ll be working for fellow goatkeeper-&-breeder Lorraine, who is the Director of the highly-successful fudge, smoothie, chocolate & cheese … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Dairy, Diary, Farming, Food, Goats, Life, Livestock, Local Area, Local Produce, Locality, March 2009, MindBodySpirit, Nature, Smallholding, Wales | 6 Comments

Oh, **!?!** Sugar!

 And we’re not talking about the *ahem* loveable ‘Cabbage Patch Doll’ visage of cuddly old Sir Alan, here…. After the wonderful weather of the past few days, the morning dawned disappointingly overcast; & in fact, remained oppressively foggy throughout, down here in our … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Dairy, Diary, Farming, Food, Fruit & Veg, Ice Cream, Life, Local Produce, March 2009, Markets, Organic Produce, Smallholding, Supermarkets | 1 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

St David’s Day Feast

For those who fancied some FREE gelato – we did a Celebration Tasting Session at the Spar Shop in Newcastle Emlyn today (28th February) between 1400 – 1730 hrs.   We showcased the wicked Dragonfire (sultry, smoky-hot dark chocolate with Mexican chillies) & … Continue reading

Posted in Dairy, Diary, February 2009, Food, Ice Cream, Life, Local Produce, Locality, Wales | 11 Comments

The Other Side of the Coin

  Whilst we’ve been very busy of late here on the Ffarm, of course there is more to it than purely agriculture (involved though that inevitably is).  Our business is multi-faceted: we run a farm, craft gelato – & of course … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Dairy, Diary, Farming, February 2009, Food, Goats, Life, Local Produce, Markets, Smallholding, Wales | 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

Time Out

Today saw one of those very rare occasions for me: a night, spent away from the Ffarm.  We were doing a ‘whistle stop’ tour; first calling in to see a friend in Cardiff & then travelling all the way to … Continue reading

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