Category Archives: Wales

Midnight Oil

  Poor Tony’s been burning the midnight oil this week – building a Victorian handcart to bring elegance & chic to the scoop cabinet which has been languishing in the back of what will – one day – be our … Continue reading

Posted in Dairy, Diary, Festivals, Food, Ice Cream, Life, Local Area, May 2009, Wales | 6 Comments

Chariots of Ice

So, here it is at last – our new freezer vehicle!  It’s not the one we’d originally intended to buy but is actually significantly better (& cost about £9k more – ouch).  Whilst not brand new it’s only had one … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, April 2009, Dairy, Diary, Farming, Food, Goats, Ice Cream, Life, Livestock, Smallholding, Wales | 2 Comments

Hot Stuff

   Whilst for those of us stuck here in changeable old Blighty the prospect of a Mediterranean Food Festival might seem slightly bizarre at this time of year,  at the National Botanical Garden of Wales it would be unthinkable to … Continue reading

Posted in April 2009, Culture, Diary, Festivals, Food, Life, Local Area, Locality, Markets, Nature, Wales | 5 Comments

Musical Goats

This has been another typically rushed-off-our feet week: with a big trade show at Newtown in mid Wales, & a humungous delivery to one of our favourite customers – Llanwrtyd Wells’  effervescent Info Centre, appropriately dubbed ‘In the Pink’ owing … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, April 2009, Dairy, Diary, Emporia, Entertainment, Farming, Goats, Life, Livestock, Local Area, Music, Smallholding, Wales | Leave a comment

Easter Eggstravaganza

“Happy Easter, Cariad!” I bounded down the creaky old stairs to put the kettle on for the first cuppa of the morning, whilst Tony groaned & huddled himself even deeper under the duvet.  “I’m really looking forward to my Easter … Continue reading

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Busy Bees

 Life is sweet – especially when you know that soon you’ll be contributing to the local bee population’s survival.  But more of that, later in this post…. Unlike the bees so far this year, we’ve had another busy week.  After catching … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Anything Goes, April 2009, Dairy, Diary, Environment, Farming, Goats, Ice Cream, Life, Livestock, Local Area, Nature, Smallholding, Wales | 5 Comments

Festive Season

Well, it might not seem so, for most readers; as I suspect many equate the ‘Festive Season’ with the deep midwinter celebrations of Christmas & New Year, those brave attempts to lift us out of the dreary doldrums of dark days & stormy, … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, April 2009, Blogroll, Business, Diary, Festivals, Food, Goats, Ice Cream, Life, Local Area, Restaurants, Smallholding, Wales | Leave a comment

No Rest For….

 ….the eternally busy.  Poor Tony has really had to hit the ground running, as we’ve been rushed off our feet with early-morning milking followed by our first pasteurisation session of 2009 at Food Centre Wales.   Being Tony’s first ‘make’ for … Continue reading

Posted in April 2009, Dairy, Diary, Farming, Food, Goats, Ice Cream, Life, Local Area, Wales | Leave a comment

More Fool Us….?

“Welcome Home, Master…!” Hooray!  Tony’s back home – at long last. He’s been away on a long training course, hence the reason I’ve spent the last eleven weeks coping ‘solo’ here on the Ffarm.  Looking at what I’ve been through; what … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, April 2009, Diary, Food, Goats, Life, Local Area, Local Produce, Nature, Restaurants, Smallholding, Wales | 4 Comments

Public Relations

  Yet again – no rest for the wicked! After milking & morning chores I headed over the lovely Prescelli Mountains backed by a sapphire-sparkling, crystal-blue sea; & across to the picturesque stone-scaped market town of Narberth, for another fantastically-informative True Marketing course – with … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Business, Diary, Farming, Food, Goats, Life, Local Area, March 2009, Smallholding, Wales | 6 Comments