Author Archives: Lorna

Bloggers Book Club: Review of The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Enter a vanished world: Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Where black maids raise white children, but aren’t trusted not to steal the silver…….

That’s what we read ?on the back cover of The Help by Kathryn Stockett and that theme runs throughout the whole book as we read about white women who are trying to save face with their friends by trying to afford a black maid, trying to keep up with the [...]

Anyone for Goat curry?

It’s been a busy week here, we reached the half way mark with the calving during the week when 64 were born and we’re now up to 70. 2 calf houses are full and were overflowing this morning until Brian got a third shed ready.

We are now down to 3 goats – Becky, Megan and Katie. ?Rolo, [...]

How To Make Clotted Cream

I have had making clotted cream on my ‘to do’ list since I saw it made on an ‘Edwardian farming’ programme on the BBC last year and when invited along to bring ‘peasant chic quirky picnic food with a story’ to a photo shoot for the new Irish Country Magazine of the Irish Farmers Journal, I thought I’d attempt to make some as the perfect accompaniment to my spot o dick fruit bread and homemade raspberry jam.

I made 3 batches, [...]

New Baby Calves at Garrendenny

It’s that calving time of the year when I turn into a single mother for a few months 🙂

It is always lovely when the first calf arrives though, the first one is always special and even more so if it is a heifer as this year’s was. Dairy heifer calves are worth more than bulls from a dairy British Friesien herd plus it is nice to know that they will ?live for longer!