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Community => Coffee Lounge => Topic started by: simba on April 25, 2012, 11:43:43 am

Title: Small holding and my daughter
Post by: simba on April 25, 2012, 11:43:43 am
My eldest India is only 13 and has really taken on the thought of becoming a farmer of some sort she has chosen her options around farming and trying to get practice in farming even though she is too young to earn in the last Weeks she has been lambing and worked on a mixed small farm and soon is off to work with pigs i just want to say how proud i am of her and after working with her when lambing she is a real little worker not afraid of getting dirty and will try anything . bless her she is only 5ft tall and she was trying to handily bales of straw i as a dad and country boy will do all i can for her and in time we will get a small holding and her a flock to work with .... that's it really just wanted to say something really

Sim
Title: Re: Small holding and my daughter
Post by: bloomer on April 25, 2012, 11:55:20 am
good for her!!!
Title: Re: Small holding and my daughter
Post by: Bionic on April 25, 2012, 12:04:27 pm
Getting some pratical experience is a great way to start.

Well done India  :thumbsup:

Sally
Title: Re: Small holding and my daughter
Post by: goosepimple on April 25, 2012, 12:07:12 pm
Sim, that's lovely, really lovely, she sounds a lot like my daughter, not pink, likes getting dirty, loves animals.  :thumbsup:  keep it going......by the way, we had a cat called Simba ( acutally it was Magic Simba ) and welcome to the forum! :wave:
Title: Re: Small holding and my daughter
Post by: Fowlman on April 25, 2012, 12:17:48 pm
Good on her and what a lucky girl to have a great dad like you to encourage her in her dreams. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Small holding and my daughter
Post by: Sylvia on April 25, 2012, 12:55:34 pm
 :wave: I hope all her dreams come true :)
Title: Re: Small holding and my daughter
Post by: tizaala on April 25, 2012, 01:32:11 pm
Sounds like the making of a really proud dad in there somewhere.
Title: Re: Small holding and my daughter
Post by: simba on April 25, 2012, 01:36:02 pm
its good to find a good forum with all you guys around her dreams will come true and she will be great at what she does she really wants a tractor i only have a ride on mower for my work but one day she will have. personally i want a grey fergie which was the first tractor i learnt on
Title: Re: Small holding and my daughter
Post by: sabrina on April 25, 2012, 02:10:09 pm
Good for her hope she gets her dream . We have an old grey fergie , not pretty but we would be lost without her.
Title: Re: Small holding and my daughter
Post by: Mammyshaz on April 25, 2012, 04:16:56 pm
Hello, and welcome to the forum,

Title: Re: Small holding and my daughter
Post by: plumseverywhere on April 25, 2012, 05:04:05 pm
Well done India  :thumbsup:   That's my daughters name too! she's only 7 and not quite as keen on the hard work as yours!  ;D
Title: Re: Small holding and my daughter
Post by: HelenVF on April 25, 2012, 06:05:29 pm
As others have said - good for her!

Helen
Title: Re: Small holding and my daughter
Post by: Mad Goatwoman of Madeley on April 25, 2012, 10:42:04 pm
What a star.  She sounds very determined.  Good luck to her.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Small holding and my daughter
Post by: Rosemary on April 25, 2012, 11:16:24 pm
The future of farming :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Small holding and my daughter
Post by: The Woodsiders on April 25, 2012, 11:23:10 pm
absolutely fantastic, what a wonderful human being in the making, hope some of her peer group take note
Title: Re: Small holding and my daughter
Post by: doganjo on April 26, 2012, 12:22:08 am
That is brilliant, Sim.  I'd be proud too if she was my daughter - what a wee star. ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Small holding and my daughter
Post by: OhLaLa on April 26, 2012, 11:17:12 am
Sounds like you should be looking into sending her to Agricultural College in due course. I suggest you get a few prospectus' in and go through them with her. Hands on is wonderful, back that up with the correct qualifications and she will have a good head start.

 :farmer:

Title: Re: Small holding and my daughter
Post by: simba on April 27, 2012, 04:13:29 pm
Sounds like you should be looking into sending her to Agricultural College in due course. I suggest you get a few prospectus' in and go through them with her. Hands on is wonderful, back that up with the correct qualifications and she will have a good head start.

 :farmer:

We have the plumpton one at the moment and we will go down to the open day to have a look around thanks all for your nice comments too
Title: Re: Small holding and my daughter
Post by: simba on May 12, 2012, 12:33:37 pm
bit of update india has gone off to help out on a pig farm today with her uncle very excited she was my good little farmer girl that she is 
Title: Re: Small holding and my daughter
Post by: Bionic on May 12, 2012, 01:23:42 pm
It sounds like she will be taking over soon  ;D
Title: Re: Small holding and my daughter
Post by: simba on May 14, 2012, 03:57:41 pm
shame it was not quiet like she wanted she is a bit of a hands on girl but ended up watching more but she was still positive about the whole thing
Title: Re: Small holding and my daughter
Post by: Bionic on May 14, 2012, 04:02:57 pm
Any experience is good and she has lots of time to get hands on.

Sally
Title: Re: Small holding and my daughter
Post by: jaykay on May 14, 2012, 06:46:26 pm
Excellent, she sounds like she'll go far, especially with your encouragement  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Small holding and my daughter
Post by: chrismahon on May 14, 2012, 08:47:04 pm
I was at school with a little lad called Clive who wanted to leave as soon as possible to be a farmer. He lived near the centre of Derby, so couldn't really be further away from it. For a couple of years he got up in the early hours and cycled out of town to help with milking. After school he would be back at the farm until dark. Needless to say he was pretty dozy in classes and was ridiculed a fair bit. After failing most of his 'O' levels he left and I met him by accident a few weeks later. He was competing at a local show and would we like to come over to see it. Well it turned out he was in a sheep shearing competion and they were about as big as he was. We were amazed when he rolled this sheep over and started cutting away. Even more amazed when he won the competition !!!!

I'm sure she will do really well Simba. Pretty unusual for someone that age to know what they want and actually go for it. I thought they all sat on the sofa playing computer games nowadays?
Title: Re: Small holding and my daughter
Post by: simba on May 15, 2012, 07:38:34 pm
I was at school with a little lad called Clive who wanted to leave as soon as possible to be a farmer. He lived near the centre of Derby, so couldn't really be further away from it. For a couple of years he got up in the early hours and cycled out of town to help with milking. After school he would be back at the farm until dark. Needless to say he was pretty dozy in classes and was ridiculed a fair bit. After failing most of his 'O' levels he left and I met him by accident a few weeks later. He was competing at a local show and would we like to come over to see it. Well it turned out he was in a sheep shearing competion and they were about as big as he was. We were amazed when he rolled this sheep over and started cutting away. Even more amazed when he won the competition !!!!

I'm sure she will do really well Simba. Pretty unusual for someone that age to know what they want and actually go for it. I thought they all sat on the sofa playing computer games nowadays?



I can with hand on heart say she would rather read a book than play on a computer im sure it will come and bite me one day but at the moment all is good thank you all for your comments and will keep all updated as she goes on