Category Archives: Poultry

Mrs Mussolini’s Demise

That’s not the person; but the hen.  A few years ago we supplemented our modest flock of aged but excellent Black Rocks with a smattering of other breeds: hybrid Blue Belles; Leghorns, & Light Sussex birds.  I must say that … Continue reading

Posted in Diary, Life, October 2008, Poultry, Smallholding, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Migration

As Autumn’s chill creeps quiet, clammy fingers through the misty valley, the remaining swallows are clearly growing restless.  Yesterday evening we watched as they wheeled & soared beneath the slate-grey clouds, furiously sweeping the skies for insects to fuel their bodies in preparation … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Cheese, Dairy, Diary, Environment, Life, Locality, Nature, Poultry, September 2008, Smallholding | Leave a comment

Observe….

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

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

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Sickening

Is the only way I can describe how I feel about the close of the day, here on our little Ffarm. Because Death – red in vulpine tooth & claw – has scythed down a much-loved member of our cosy … Continue reading

Posted in Diary, Farming, Life, Livestock, Nature, Poultry, September 2008, Smallholding, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Bargain Bin….?

The stark metal tower loomed ominously against the foreboding slate-grey of a heavy Pembrokeshire sky. I shuddered involuntarily as a gust of wind whipped across the bleak mountain heights, sending a soft moan through the scaffold although thankfully, without a lash of the stinging … Continue reading

Posted in Dairy, Diary, Farming, Goats, Life, Livestock, Local Area, Poultry, September 2008, Smallholding | Leave a comment

Rollercoasting

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

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

‘Fowl’ Weather = Chicken Soup

Well now, here’s a thing: Words I Never Thought I’d Hear Tony Utter!  And they were….? Well, the script reads thus:  star of the show Tony, forty-something (ahem!) male, gives a masculine-yet-feverish grunt; grudgingly stirring himself awake to accept the lovingly-proffered steaming mug … Continue reading

Posted in August 2008, Cooking, Diary, Food, History, Life, Poultry, Recipes | Leave a comment

Egged on….

Today we finaly took the plunge – after our recent experimentation at Food Centre Wales we feel sufficiently confident to enter our produce at the Royal Welsh Show.  In a state of nervous excitement we completed the entry form – although I … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Dairy, Diary, Food, Goats, Life, Livestock, May 2008, Poultry, Smallholding | Leave a comment