Category Archives: Writing

Capture

With the snow now a chilly memory behind us, I’ve been asked for some more photos cataloguing the feat of endurance I went through, managing the ffarm alone for the best part of a month (I was effectively stranded here from 19th … Continue reading

Posted in Anything Goes, Diary, January 2010, Life, Locality, Media Archive, Photography, Smallholding, Writing | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Animals, Anything Goes, Business, Dairy, Diary, Entertainment, Environment, Farming, Food, Fruit & Veg, Goats, Ice Cream, Life, Livestock, Poultry, Publications, September 2008, Sheep, Smallholding, Writing | Leave a comment

Grammatical Apologies, but….

….for some reason, I cannot seem to separate paragraphs when I’d like to; our illustrious programme is proving a tad temperamental & refusing to insert line breaks, when I want it to. So please, don’t watch this space….much as I might wish … Continue reading

Posted in Anything Goes, August 2008, Diary, Writing | Leave a comment

Anniversary Blog!

Goodness gracious me, I occasionally look back over our Blog archive to reminisce over what we were up to at various times over the past year….& I’ve found that today – 1st August – marks my very first year of blogging, as I … Continue reading

Posted in August 2008, Cheese, Dairy, Diary, Farming, Food, Ice Cream, Life, Locality, Smallholding, Writing | 1 Comment

Fencing Foils

Sorry folks, just as yesterday wasn’t about things-tilling-soil so this too, isn’t a Clash of the (whippy-sworded Zorro) Titans; more “bah, foiled again”….or should that be, “baa”, actually…..?   Hmmmm. Frankly, the wethers are getting increasingly frustrating: whilst MacDougal behaves impeccably, … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, April 2008, Aviation, Diary, Goats, Life, Livestock, Sheep, Smallholding, Writing | Leave a comment

Under the ‘Wether’

Ever had the feeling it’s going to be ‘one of those days’…..? Yup, it was. For a start the hens only laid two eggs – hardly inspiring – but at least the ducks cheered me up with a ‘full house’ … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, April 2008, Diary, Farming, Goats, Life, Livestock, Poultry, Sheep, Smallholding, Writing | Leave a comment

Tax ‘Break’….?!

Another busy day, filled with the usual trials, tribulations & eventful events.  After sleeping for much of the morning being tired from his travelling travails yesterday, Tony spent most of the afternoon in the lambing shed, shoring up the mesh walls of the old … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Diary, Farming, Goats, January 2008, Life, Livestock, Smallholding, Writing | Leave a comment

Questions, Questions…?!

Hmmmm……I have a question for you: Do any of you out there in Blogland, find this a fascinatingly voyeurisitc experience?  I’m often made aware that there are many, many people out there, who are mutely assessing what we’re doing; & sometimes, … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Dairy, Diary, January 2008, Life, Smallholding, Uncategorized, Writing | 2 Comments

Dear Dairy Diary…

Dear Diary, today we needed to move the dairy – well, the milking parlour at least, in order to accommodate tomorrow’s new arrivals.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t feeling at all well; my nasty cold has well & truly taken hold, & I … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Cooking, Dairy, December 2007, Diary, Food, Life, Livestock, Smallholding, Writing | Leave a comment