On Looking Back and Moving Forward

     It’s funny isn’t it?  We spend so much of our adult life look back on the past, considering what we could or should have done differently, where we went wrong perhaps, reflecting on what brought us to this place we’re at right now.  Children are the opposite; the youngest ones living in the moment,Continue reading “On Looking Back and Moving Forward”

New Day and a New Cheese

I always feel a great deal of excitement when embarking on a new project, especially when the outcome from my experiment is bound to be delicious. It’s two weeks into our cheddar ageing process and, although a few more cheddars are definitely on the cards, I’ve decided to experiment a bit with a cheese thatContinue reading “New Day and a New Cheese”

Good Fences Make Good Neighbours

“Good fences make good neighbours;” so says the narrator’s neighbour in the American poet, Robert Frost’s, poem ‘Mending Wall‘. It begins: “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall…” a sentiment many farmers could agree with. Of course, the wall in the poem is a drystane wall that the neighbours in question repair by handContinue reading “Good Fences Make Good Neighbours”

Aphids, Chickweed, and Last Year’s Tatties

So, we’ve weathered the storm and the sun has returned. The forecast for the week is mild and calm for a change, so naturally our thoughts turn to gardening. There’s plenty of wee projects both in the veg patch and the flowerbeds that need doing, so lots to keep us occupied in the coming days!Continue reading “Aphids, Chickweed, and Last Year’s Tatties”

Wise Words and Proverbs

Good morning friends. I’ve been thinking about old sayings, and one in particular this week. There is an old English saying: ”Ne’er cast a clout ’til May be out.” Looking at the weather forecast for the coming week, I recognise the truth in such a statement. A clout, in case you’re wondering, is a wordContinue reading “Wise Words and Proverbs”

Getting Serious about Cheese!

Hello everyone,it’s another day of lockdown in Scotland. On a positive note, this is probably a good thing for aspiring bloggers (and their readers) as more time at home leads to more time for blogging! As for the farm, things go on pretty much as usual in the day to day running. Meanwhile, exciting developmentsContinue reading “Getting Serious about Cheese!”

Rainy Days and Mondays

Good morning everyone, I hope that the weather is good where you are. Here today it is rainy and mild. Not such a bad thing really, as it will help the grass to grow. It certainly helps the weeds to grow! The farmers in general are happy to see a bit of rain. The sugarContinue reading “Rainy Days and Mondays”

It All Started With Some Cheese…

Welcome to my blog. The title says it all really, as it did all start with cheese. I live on the lovely west coast of Scotland, home to spectacular views, abundant wildlife and quite a few farms. Of interest to me of course, and hopefully to you, dear readers, are the dairy farms. We haveContinue reading “It All Started With Some Cheese…”

To Begin from the Beginning

Hello again, welcome back to my blog. I hope you are all doing well in these crazy times we are living through. The world is changing. Sometimes it seems as though it is simultaneously getting bigger and smaller. Do you know what I mean? Never in memorable history have we been so connected and yetContinue reading “To Begin from the Beginning”