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Blessed are the cheesemakers

IF ‘a peck of March dust is worth a king’s ransom’, then what’s a whole April of dust worth? Weather lore doesn’t tell us, because it’s unprecedented, here in Galloway anyway. Of all the Aprils for it to happen, this one has been heaven-sent, as the whole place has been covered in diggers and dumper trucks laying 4½ miles of cow tracks— most years, they’d have been axle-deep in mud.

After a year of agonising, we have taken the

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