Category Archives: MindBodySpirit

Pastures New

These are words I hoped I would not write: not for many, many years at least.  Our lovely little Lady Diddie, is no longer with us. After having survived her night in the Veterinary Hospital with negligible but at least some improvement she … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Diary, Family, Farming, Goats, July 2010, Life, Livestock, MindBodySpirit, Smallholding | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 8 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

Many Tanks!

Heading out to do the chores this morning, I was amazed to discover that it actually felt WARM in the sunshine.  For the first time in weeks I was able to shed all the layers of woolly clothing & trudge … Continue reading

Posted in Anything Goes, Diary, Environment, Food, Life, March 2009, MindBodySpirit, Nature, Smallholding | Leave a comment

A Star Is Born

Not a goat kid; not a lamb. Literally, a star – the Lovespoon Star. Tony decided that during his enforced absences on Flying Training with his new employer, that I’ve been through such a tough time recently I needed something to cheer me … Continue reading

Posted in Anything Goes, Archaeology, Astronomy, Culture, Diary, History, Life, March 2009, MindBodySpirit, Nature | 4 Comments

Life & Death: a Step-by-Step Guide for Smallholders

Another whirlwind, another rollercoaster of a day. It certainly has been busy. Six of the goats decided to have their kids, today; starting with Rally at 6am & concluding with Aggie, late-afternoon.  Meanwhile we also started lambing, with Jelly giving … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Anything Goes, Diary, Farming, Goats, Life, Livestock, Locality, March 2009, MindBodySpirit, Nature, Sheep, Smallholding | 11 Comments

Croak-Us…..

Ever since the snows subsided, there has been a steady upsurge in the annual Frog Chorus.  We enjoy a ringside seat every time we open the little wood-framed window above the kitchen sink; rolling up sleeves & relieving the washing-up bowl of … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Anything Goes, Diary, Environment, February 2009, Life, MindBodySpirit, Nature, Smallholding, Wales | Leave a comment

Sweet Dreams….?

Ahhh, sleep, blissful sleep….it’s definitely hibernation weather.  We’re still snowed in (well, rather more iced in at the moment); & on top of everything else have suffered today from a lack of communications, as the ‘phone lines along the lane are being … Continue reading

Posted in Anything Goes, Culture, Diary, Entertainment, February 2009, Life, MindBodySpirit, Music, Nature, Science | 1 Comment

An ‘In-Betweeny’ Tribute

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Posted in Anything Goes, Aviation, Dairy, Drama, February 2009, Food, Ice Cream, Life, MindBodySpirit, Smallholding, Uncategorized | 8 Comments

The Language of the Birds

The steel-grey wings scythed the sky with the deadly assurance of the ultimate killing machine – in spite of ruthless aerial bombardment by a squadron of jet-black interceptors.  I stood, stunned; as the drama unfolded before me. But this was not the usual … Continue reading

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Difficult Day: A Study in (mostly) Black & White

It was the unearthly halflight which caused me to stir from an uneasy slumber. Anxious after my restless night, I was exhausted through lack of sleep, coupled with the concern that coping alone with these inclement conditions might prove a challenge … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Anything Goes, Aviation, Dairy, Diary, Drama, Environment, Equine, Family, Farming, February 2009, Food, Goats, Life, Livestock, Local Area, Locality, Media Archive, MindBodySpirit, Nature, News, Sheep, Smallholding, Uncategorized | 3 Comments