The trials of a new range cooker

The trials of a new range cooker

I have a terrible habit of browsing Gumtree for interesting sounding things, and specifically for old, cheap range cookers in the hope of finding one that will keep our old Doric on the road. A couple of weeks ago I was rummaging around and turned up not a Doric, but a Wellstood Two – the bigger brother of the Doric, from the same 1950’s era, but with the addition of not only a warming oven, but a hotplate cover. In the world of little old ranges, these are positively the bells and whistles of any self respecting range cooker.

Their power comes from our obedience

Their power comes from our obedience

  I had a conversation with a younger colleague today that serves as an example of why it is so important to question authority. We were talking about how there are times when I think it would be good to video or record ‘officials’ when they come to...
Thank You

Thank You

As we enter our second year on the farm, we wanted to take time to thank all the people who have helped us.  To Sinead for helping with the truly horrible task of pulling out old thatch, and to our family and those who came and helped us tear up floors and walls. Then...
One year on…..

One year on…..

For a while there we thought it might never be sunny again, but once again we are enjoying the warmth, and  the knowledge that the sun is providing our electricity and an increasing amount of our hot water.  All around us the place is bursting into life, and the brown...

Happy New Year

Well – what a year. So much has happened, and is all here in our blog, but looking back you wonder how it all fitted in. A year ago we were all set to move to Wales, hadn’t even seen Lackan Cottage Farm, and of course there were only two of us. 2012 began...
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