Author Topic: hello from new smallholder  (Read 5585 times)

Andrew

  • Joined Dec 2007
hello from new smallholder
« on: December 06, 2007, 08:30:44 pm »
We have just found out today that our offer to buy 4 and a bit acres in Blanefield , Stirlingshire has been accepted. Our land is a registered smallholding but has not been worked for approx 30 years. We only found out it was for sale when we attended the first meeting of the Forth Valley and West Fife Smallholders Assoc. So already we are seeing how benificial it will be.

We are aware that there is now a lot of hard work to do and will appreciate any comments or advice on just where to start.

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
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Re: hello from new smallholder
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2007, 09:13:54 pm »
Hi, Janis and Andrew and welcome!

Best advice is to invite your mates over!!

Great start for the Association - lets see if we can keep this up.

Pebbles

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Central Scotland
    • Ardunan Farm
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Re: hello from new smallholder
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2007, 10:51:42 pm »
Last week at the meeting you were telling us that this was your dream - one week later it's a reality  :D. We're so happy for you.

Good luck

Pebbles
Promoting local food and sustainable ways to raise happy healthy animals on our smallholding. We rear Oxford Sandy & Black pigs for meat (weaners are sometimes available), free range chickens, turkeys, ducks & seasonal fruit & veg. Eggs (hen & duck) are always available. www.ardunanfarm.com

stephen

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Kent
Re: hello from new smallholder
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2007, 09:46:52 am »
wow! sounds wonderful! let us know how you get on and good luck!

 ;D

Hilarysmum

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: hello from new smallholder
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2007, 11:49:33 am »
Hang on to the dream, then when the going gets really tough, stop and remember why you started; then its all worth it.

Dan

  • The Accidental Smallholder
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  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Carnoustie, Angus
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Re: hello from new smallholder
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2007, 09:10:23 am »
Congratulations, that's great news!  :)

Best of luck with it, looking forward to seeing and hearing about your progress.

Fluffywelshsheep

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Near Stirling, Central Scotland
Re: hello from new smallholder
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2007, 01:28:04 pm »
well done when your gona invite all the locals for a house warming hehe

Andrew

  • Joined Dec 2007
Re: hello from new smallholder
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2007, 01:13:38 pm »
Thanks to everyone for your kind words and support.
Went and had a good walk around the holding yesterday and there is certainly a huge amount of work to do. It is most certainly a blank canvas.
 If anybody would like to visit or contact us and offer advice on where to start and what we should/should not do they will be made very welcome.
 



Fluffywelshsheep

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Near Stirling, Central Scotland
Re: hello from new smallholder
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2007, 03:26:29 pm »
gives a a clue on what you got and what you want to do is my best suggestion at the moment

jan

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: hello from new smallholder
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2007, 02:16:29 pm »
Welcome Andrew and Janis, from Janx

 

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