Category Archives: Humour

Sock-o-lat

  Eurgh.  What a dreadful night’s sleep…or should I grumpily intone, lack of it?  After a night of snoring cats; cats-stealing-duvet; cats-yacking-up-furballs; cats-needing-letting-out-for-a-pee; goats coughing; goats squabbling; goats having a scratch against the sonorous, cavernous echoing expanse of the feed … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Anything Goes, Buddhism, Diary, Farming, Humour, Life, March 2010, Nature, Smallholding | 3 Comments

Swings & Roundabouts

My goodness, how time flies…. already halfway through May!  It’s been typically busy: punctuated with crafting gelato, Farmers’ Markets, & deliveries etc; not to mention the usual farm work.  The girls have largely settled down to the routine in the … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Diary, Farming, Goats, Humour, Life, Livestock, May 2009, Nature, Smallholding | Leave a comment

“Roll Out The Barrow…”

 OK:  so I may appear to have got the words to that well-known Cockney pub ditty, shlurlightlee ashkyoo….. Of course I appreciate that it’s a barrel that’s requested to be rolled, not a barrow.  However.  Not on this Ffarm.  I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Anything Goes, Blogroll, Diary, Goats, Humour, Life, Livestock, March 2009, Smallholding | 2 Comments

Assault & Battery Course

It’s Mothers’ Day: & I truly feel like the Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe – what to do, with all these darn kids…?!   They’re driving me mad.  There are thirty-eight of the little horrors causing havoc in the Dairy … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Art, Culture, Diary, Family, Farming, Goats, Humour, Life, Livestock, March 2009, Smallholding | Leave a comment

Raining Cats &….

Clumsily scrubbing the sleep from my eyes, I headed into the Dairy Complex at first light to discover what mayhem had occurred during the few brief hours of my absence.  I’d finally left the goats to it for the night … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Anything Goes, Diary, Farming, Goats, Humour, Life, Livestock, March 2009, Sheep, Smallholding | 1 Comment

Communication

Expression is an extraordinary thing.  You generally think of an earnest way with words: written or spoken.  But physical gestures are also of equal importance & can convey such meaning that words are not required.  Certainly, whilst our goats don’t actually … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Anything Goes, Dairy, Diary, Goats, Humour, Life, September 2008, Smallholding | Leave a comment

Escapology

Time to move the sheep…. they’ve been grazing the field behind the house now for a couple of weeks & could do with some fresh grazing.  This is a thankfully easy job; for as soon as they see me coming … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Diary, Farming, Humour, Life, Livestock, September 2008, Sheep, Smallholding, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Life in a Vacuum: Dark Matter

The end of the world is nigh. No, really; it’s official – at least, that’s what some of the science sceptics tell us.  Next week, what is arguably the largest & most complex scientific experiment ever conducted will be activated … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Anything Goes, Business, Dairy, Diary, Farming, Goats, Humour, Life, News, Science, September 2008, Smallholding, Technology | 3 Comments

To Be, or Not To Be; That is the Question….

    So, here we go….  today’s the day I had to ‘fine tune’ the design of our first-ever Competition entries for the Royal Welsh Show – but by midnight I still wasn’t sure we were truly Doing The Right Thing.  Why?  … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Cheese, Dairy, Diary, Food, Humour, Ice Cream, July 2008, Life, Yogurt | Leave a comment

The Colour Purple

Purple, purple everywhere; yet not a mo’ to think…… ahhh indeedy, today passed in a heliotrope haze; from the moment I sleepily pulled on my magenta sweater; to the sun rising over the old, grass-banked walls where delicate mauve clusters of wild primrose flowers peep … Continue reading

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