Becoming An Approved Purchaser of Cow’s Milk

I don’t know where to start with this one.  If, like us, you buy cow’s milk from a producer i.e. a farmer, then the buyer must become an Approved Purchaser with the Rural Payments Agency.  This only applies to cow’s milk and not to goat or ewe’s milk and is tied up with the Common Agricultural Policy. As a result …

Hampers A Go-Go!

This year, we did some local advertising for our hampers and also offered them at the shop.  Quite a few people got in touch through the blog to buy hampers too, including a lady who runs a call centre in Cairo! I think a basket of handmade cheese is a great gift for anyone, especially those who can be difficult …

Keeping the snow at bay

We had great fun at work, keeping the snow at bay.  For the past six weeks or so, the first thing Stu and I would do was to shovel snow away so that we could maintain a clear way in for Mark who delivers our goat’s milk twice a week and Thomas who brings in our weekly cow’s milk delivery.  …

Snowed In

I really had intended to go to work today, to meet Stu (who hasn’t had water at home over Christmas due to frozen pipes) to pot out last week’s make, vac pack and clean down. It didn’t quite happen.  On waking up, there was a good 6″ of snow outside.  It snowed  steadily until lunchtime, that thick, fluffy snow that forms a …