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A ‘Whelkcome’ Supper

This evening we enjoyed the benefits of our foraging expedition on Tresaith Beach from a couple of days ago….. ….in the form of a delicious risotto.  But it wasn’t as easy as it might seem!  After collecting the shellfish we … Continue reading

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Winkle Pickers

No, this is nothing to do with the piercingly-sharp 1950’s footwear;   ……but more to do with their shellfishy namesake, a wee whelk with a spiral shell which is widely distrubuted around the British coastline, commonly found among the rocks … Continue reading

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Escapology

Time to move the sheep…. they’ve been grazing the field behind the house now for a couple of weeks & could do with some fresh grazing.  This is a thankfully easy job; for as soon as they see me coming … 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

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Jigsaw Pieces

Building the Dairy Complex has been rather like doing a massive, three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle; but for so long now, it’s seemed that none of the pieces quite fitted together – with an adjustment here, a tweak there.  Today however, we … Continue reading

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Clicking my Heels

“Just put the kettle on Jo, there’s a good little wife…” Aargh.  I’m surprised the builders’ condescending croon of ‘luv’ wasn’t in there, somewhere.  I grit my teeth & stomp off back towards the rain-swept farmhouse to do Completely The … Continue reading

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Exploits of Dairying & Bravado

I must say, I’m impressed.  Tony – who hates heights & suffers from chronic vertigo – managed to erect the Galebreaker at the southernmost end of the Dairy Complex this evening.  The whole thing stretches from floor to ceiling & is … Continue reading

Posted in August 2008, Dairy, Diary, Farming, Goats, Life, Livestock, Smallholding, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

The Last Straw….

Gold. I dream of gold; so much so, in fact, that it keeps me awake at night….a thing of infinite beauty & value.  But I’m not greedy – I only desire a few tonnes of the stuff.  Becaus the gold of … Continue reading

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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

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Muddy Marvellous!

The grey gloom of dawn didn’t exactly look promising. At first light we bid ‘pob lwc’ (good luck) to friends Pete & Barbara from the Gluten Free Company, who were heading for the Pembrokeshire Show to promote their delicious frozen … Continue reading

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