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Harvest Time

It’s that time of year when we’re beginning to reap some of what we’ve sown – we are both passionate about food and cooking and this weekend we ate like kings!! Broad beans from the polytunnel became part of a smoked haddock and broad bean risotto and the strawberries took pride of place on one […]

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The Best Birds!

Every single time we meet other smallholders we are always bowled over by how helpful, knowledgeable and passionate they are about what they do. I guess the smallholder way of life is to do what you love – and it shows at Camddwr Poultry. We’ve visited John and Cath a few times to collect various birds […]

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First Tunnels

In our first year – our entire harvest consisted of  about 10 green tomatoes, so this year we’ve taken the plunge and got a polytunnel. Big thanks to First Tunnels for their amazing customer service, brilliant tunnel and the masses of helpful advice – everything from the purchasing to the assembly was easy peasy! We […]

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Tudful Tamworths

We met the lovely Liz Shankland on her smallholding and got to meet her flock of sheep and all her pigs. We spent ages asking her all about keeping pigs and learnt loads of handy facts. We even had a crash course in catching and carrying piglets as we had to get them in the […]

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Welsh Mountain Cider

On the Helpless Homestead we’ve got a small patch that we’ve set aside as a mini apple orchard. When we wanted to find varieties of tree that would thrive in the wet and wild slopes of Corris we went to see Bill and Chava at the Welsh Mountain Orchard. These guys specialise in growing trees […]

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Bramble Farm

A day on a city farm! Thanks to everyone at Bramble Farm in Bristol for all the help this weekend. We paid them a visit during their open farm weekend and learnt loads from all the friendly people involved in the project. We are in the process of preparing for our first weaners and Steve […]

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What a great gift!

A ma-hoooo-sive thank you to our friends at It’s Exqusite for the brilliant new logo they sent to us. They are super talented and our mates from our days in the big smoke (does Bournemouth count?). They’ve also been to visit us here in Wales and we had great fun exploring the Llyn peninsular with […]

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Tom and Katie!

Something’s (home) brewing! Thank you to the lovely Tom and Katie for coming to stay and introducing us to the wonders of homebrew! They started us off with some straightforward plum wine. Tom and Katie are our friends from Bournemouth and they make their own homebrew all the time. They’ve made everything from Banana to […]

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Hannah’s Herbs

As beginners we love talking to new people, seeking out their words of wisdom and learning things along the way! That’s why we love using Twitter. Following people involved in smallholding is a pleasure as everyone is happy, friendly and helpful (perhaps it’s all the fresh air). Our first piece of Twitter advice (Twivice?!) came […]

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Pencwarre Ponies and Poultry

                After an incredibly long and fruitless search to find some chickens at point of lay we were lucky enough to come across Lisa and Chris, at Pencwarre Farm. They were really helpful, talked us through everything and showed us their amazing set up. Thanks for all the […]

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