April 8. 2022The last eighteen months have seen a fabulous guy walk into my life. From the outset, he embraced the smallholding lifestyle and completely got the game plan for the smallholding.
February 23. 2018Our 3rd year at Demelza has been and gone and things seem to be progressing. A new barn, new chooks and a constant stream of tradesmen has seen improvements made and a better handle on things life has to throw at us.
July 27. 2016Part of the deal to encourage Heather to move to a new and better life in the country was the promise of a horse. When we first moved here, Poppy was quickly introduced to us on loan, a lovely pony with a distinctive mind of her own, especially when food was involved! Heather unfortunately grew out of her and after a winter where we gave the paddock a rest, we have finally welcomed a new additio...[More]
May 9. 2016We're now in to our 2nd Spring at Demelza Cottage and feeling more confident with the annual smallholding cycle. Last year, we muddled through, lurching from one priority to another. This year we're not winging it quite so much and we're a little more in control of what needs to be done (famous last words). It was a late start to the year, we had so much rain, tractor work was impossible, if we...[More]
January 2. 2016So, it's a new year in Demelza. It has certainly been a year of highs and lows and we're well and truly into the Cornish winter, with its wind, rain and very soggy land.