Category Archives: Fruit & Veg

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

Of Princes & Parasols

For all you mycologists out there….. ….I have a question: what’s this, please?? I believe it’s either a Parasol/Shaggy Parasol or a Prince; but I’m not certain.  I’d love to cook it & see – however, I’d (obviously!) prefer to be … Continue reading

Posted in Diary, Food, Fruit & Veg, Life, Locality, Nature, News, November 2008, Wild Food/Foraging | 5 Comments


Echoes….               ….of happier times. Like an aged apple, today I feel truly rotten; for here marks the tragic second anniversary of the death of my wonderful sister, Melissa.  Unfailingly loved by all who knew her, this … Continue reading

Posted in Diary, Family, Fruit & Veg, Life, MindBodySpirit, Nature, September 2008 | 1 Comment

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

Croeso! A Warm Welsh Welcome to visitors from ‘The Observer’

We’d just like to extend a warm welcome to anyone who has stumbled across us after reading this weekend’s article in ‘The Observer’ magazine. Entitled ‘Meet the Greenshifters’ (see link in the Media Archive section in the column on the right-hand side of the … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Anything Goes, Business, Dairy, Diary, Entertainment, Environment, Farming, Food, Fruit & Veg, Goats, Ice Cream, Life, Livestock, Poultry, Publications, September 2008, Sheep, Smallholding, Writing | Leave a comment


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

Beating the Bank Holiday Blues

It’s a double-edged sword, so they say; thus it’s just as well, that we’re Knights. Here we are, over a month after launching our business yet STILL unable to trade as the Dairy Complex sits in a state of limbo; & it’s the … Continue reading

Posted in August 2008, Business, Dairy, Diary, Food, Fruit & Veg, Goats, Ice Cream, Life, Livestock, Locality, News, Smallholding | Leave a comment

Blackberry or IPod?

In days gone by a blackberry was a hedgerow fruit & IPod, was what I did with peas & beans: No longer, it would seem, as technology holds us increasingly in its thrall.  Well, some of us, that is; to me … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, August 2008, Business, Diary, Environment, Food, Fruit & Veg, Goats, Life, Livestock, Local Area, Nature, Poultry, Smallholding, Travel, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

What a Grey Day…!

Ugh, not the fairest of May mornings to wake up to…. …but there again, it was only 2am when the alarm shrilled us awake.  Tony was on shorthaul to Dublin for the day & needed to be at Heathrow for 8am … Continue reading

Posted in Diary, Fruit & Veg, Life, May 2008, Smallholding | 2 Comments