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So, it's nearly a year since we moved to Demelza and what a year it's been. Full of highs and lows. We arrived at the cottage full of excitement and anticipation for the lifestyle it would bring us. Little did we know that just around the corner, Stuart's cancer would catch up with him and he would become seriously ill.

We got through our first Winter at Demelza Cottage and experienced every type of weather that Cornwall can throw at us.  Unfortunately, Stuart has been taken seriously ill and has been unable to enjoy the smallholding lifestyle that he has so long aspired to, but he can take in the beautiful views from the conservatory and watch as the smallholding springs back in to life after its dormancy. March...

Mud is the key in the title of this blog!  It has been a very wet winter and we've learned the hard way how quickly too small an animal area can lead to mud soup.  Poppy the pony quickly poached her smaller paddock and has now been given hotel quarters in our big field.  This is gradually being populated by the ducks and chickens in a new run, erected by a number of great friends from the Thames V...