Please do feel free to browse through our blog to get a feel for our first year or two here in Pembrokeshire.  For the current comings and goings, you will find regular updates on our Facebook Page

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October 14, 2018

Even before the first goats arrived two years ago, we had got a couple of pigs for our personal freezer.  We were so delighted by the taste of the pork, bacon and sausages from these that this year we have grown extra pigs, and will soon be offering the produce for sale alongsi...

October 6, 2018

As a wrap up to this batch of updates, I would just like to share the following.

On a Saturday evening our lovely vet called in to look at Penguin our poorly kid. She was as gutted as we were that she had gone down-hill, but we all agreed it was time. The vet had her young son w...

October 6, 2018

If you haven’t heard of the Darwin Awards, do Google it (other search engines available) – the stupidity of humans never fails to amaze, and we have certainly made our own contributions since moving here.

Here is our top ten (in reverse order) awarded for general ignorance, shee...

October 6, 2018

So we knew ‘we’ were expecting 23 kids sometime between the end of January and March, but aside from Tiggy and Gloria who were attended to by our own boy Emperor, we had no dates – excellent 🙄

Many hours were spent staring at what we call ‘foofs’ (the lady parts) for signs of g...

October 6, 2018

What were we thinking? We didn’t have a scooby do about goats. The nearest I’d ever got to a goat was mucking out a pen for pocket money at the age of 11… and I don’t think I even saw the goat that caused my resulting back ache.

OK, Keep Calm and Stumble On Regardless.

We bought...

October 6, 2018

I’d liken this time to the ‘honeymoon period’ – endless possibilities, we had some money in the bank and, until we purchased our first livestock, no real responsibilities – it was a gentle wind down time that I think we both needed.


Like many new smallholders, we scratched our...

October 6, 2018

Disclaimer – we don’t really advocate our somewhat cavalier approach, but given our particular situation it was right for us!
The smallholding we bought was not in accordance with 'The Plan'.


'The Plan' was to buy somewhere with a barn ripe for a holiday let conversion (source...

October 6, 2018

The following 6 blog posts have been taken from my contribution to a Facebook group 'Celebrating Smallholding UK'.  For the benefit of those who do not follow Facebook, I hope you enjoy these short updates.

Post 1: Introduction

Greetings fellow Smallholders - we are Dave and Debb...

April 29, 2017

A quick post to welcome two new arrivals to the Fronrhydd herd, Leaf (no horns) and Rosie

The two new ladies are most definitely not Boer goats, as those with a keen eye will already have spotted!

We have brought these two young dairy cross-breed ladies in with the intention of u...

April 21, 2017

Yes, it certainly doesn't feel like it to me, but it is now a year since we loaded our Benington house contents into a removal van, and relocated to West Wales.

Tonight, on top of the standard Friday night pizza, we shall celebrate in style by opening our first bottle of Goosebe...

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