Category Archives: Sheep

Caring Intensively

Bad news: & it’s regarding the extraordinary little goat we wrote about in the recent post “All Caprines Great & Small“. We’ve suffered a fast-&-furious outbreak of the deadly Coccidiosis, here; & tragically our lovely little Diddie has been one of … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Anything Goes, Diary, Farming, Goats, July 2010, Life, Livestock, Sheep, Smallholding | 1 Comment

Resolution

With the rising of the sun dawns a feeling of fresh hope.  The cold, clear morning light revealed a sharp air frost had decorated the trees in the valley with a delicate cloak of pearlescent white, giving the slender limbs … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Diary, Farming, Goats, January 2010, Life, Livestock, Locality, Nature, Sheep, Smallholding | 2 Comments

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

Baling Out

Whilst it didn’t start raining here again until late afternoon, I have still – alas – been baling out.  But not water (thank goodness!)….  The day started with a raw, cold feel & inhospitably strong North-West winds although we were at … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Anything Goes, Diary, Farming, Goats, Life, Livestock, March 2009, Sheep, Smallholding | 8 Comments

Pulling the ‘Udder’ One

Strong winds & squally showers battered at the window as I reluctantly hauled myself out of an all-too-warm bed. I was certainly right to bring the sheep in, yesterday afternoon, even though it had ended up being a real battle.  … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Diary, Farming, Goats, Life, Livestock, March 2009, Sheep, Smallholding | 2 Comments

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

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

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

Once On a Hill….

For all of you who voted for the name ‘Brynn’ for our new Border Collie pup – I thought you might like to catch up a little, on his progress.  He’s certainly coming on in leaps & bounds (quite literally, … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Diary, Life, November 2008, Sheep, Smallholding | 5 Comments

Pastures New

Please extend a warm welcome to the latest member of the LittleFfarm Dairy workforce….. ….he’s a seven-and-a-half week old Border Collie pup, who found his way into our hearts & home, today.  With a litter of eight grgous puppies to … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Diary, Farming, Life, Livestock, October 2008, Sheep, Smallholding | 15 Comments