Category Archives: News

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

The Adventure of Discovery

So, it’s been a snowy start for much of the UK.  Whilst we woke to clear skies & green grass, the Epicentre of the Universe – i.e. London – was blanketed in the ‘white stuff’ & had predictably ground to a … Continue reading

Posted in Diary, Environment, Farming, February 2009, Life, Locality, MindBodySpirit, Nature, News, Smallholding, Wild Food/Foraging | Leave a comment

Happy Hour…..?

Oooh dearie me, it would seem like that fine 80’s anthem – ‘Happy Hour’ by the Housemartins – is about to be confined to the annals of history by our increasingly dour (if that’s possible) Prime Minister: the stricter-than-strict Scottish preacher’s … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Business, Diary, Environment, Equine, Food, Life, News, November 2008, Politics, Smallholding | 3 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

Dairy Eventfulness

Buzzing socialites that we are, today was a chance for another off-the-Ffarm adventure: this time, our first visit to the annual Dairy Event which is held at the Royal Showground, Stoneleigh in Warwickshire. The day began extremely early with pre-dawn … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Business, Cooking, Dairy, Diary, Farming, Food, Goats, Ice Cream, Life, Livestock, News, September 2008, Sheep, Smallholding, Technology | 4 Comments


And after a busy weekend, here we are…! We’d just like to extend our thanks to journalist Louise France for her kind words about us in today’s ‘Observer Magazine’ feature; & to Pal Hansen for his fantastic photography (the full-page picture … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Anything Goes, Aviation, Business, Dairy, Diary, Entertainment, Environment, Equine, Family, Farming, Food, Goats, Ice Cream, Life, Livestock, Media Archive, Military, MindBodySpirit, Nature, News, Poultry, Publications, September 2008, Sheep, Smallholding, Writing | 5 Comments

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

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

Food, Glorious Food….?

As has been mentioned increasingly in the news of late, there’s a growing concern about the real possibility of a world food shortage.  Apart from noticing that the monthly grocery bill has starkly increased, the cost of feed for the animals … Continue reading

Posted in April 2008, Buddhism, Diary, Farming, Food, Fruit & Veg, Life, News, Religion, Smallholding, Travel | Leave a comment

Mucked Around

Today – as it was another calm, pleasant, dry day,  I took the opportunity to catch up on some chores outside: for example, yesterday I really should have mucked out the recently-vacated lambing shed in preparation for the next potential … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Diary, Farming, Livestock, March 2008, News, Sheep, Smallholding | 1 Comment