Category Archives: Livestock

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

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Busy Bees

 Life is sweet – especially when you know that soon you’ll be contributing to the local bee population’s survival.  But more of that, later in this post…. Unlike the bees so far this year, we’ve had another busy week.  After catching … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Anything Goes, April 2009, Dairy, Diary, Environment, Farming, Goats, Ice Cream, Life, Livestock, Local Area, Nature, Smallholding, Wales | 5 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

“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

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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

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The Curious Incident of the Cat in the Daytime

  I tip my hat to Mark Haddon’s wonderful novel of similar title;   albeit that particular tome refers to a noctural canine & covers somewhat different subject matter to that which I am about to describe.  Mind you, we do … Continue reading

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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

The Darling Buds of March

Or should I say, the lack of them…?  Because on this sunny St Patrick’s Day we finally managed to get the kids’ horn buds taken off, albeit not by our ‘usual’ vet.  This is the procedure whereby the horn buds are … Continue reading

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The Best Things….

….so they say, come in small packages.  And today, the package was positively tiny….three little triplets, born to Breezy; our lovely, amiable ‘Bond Girl’ (owing to the fact that her ear tag is numbered 007!).   They really are the smallest … Continue reading

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The Jaws of the Wolf

The jaws of the Wolf are dangerous.  And to put your hand too close to an angry one….more risky still.  And yet that’s exactly what I did, this evening….albeit it was Wolfie rather than the beast of her namesake.  All … Continue reading

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