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hygge-hus

  • Joined Nov 2018
Hello
« on: November 17, 2018, 07:14:00 pm »
New Member - my name is Gary.



I've just signed up .... new to small holding ... my plan is to take early retirement next year and buy a small holding in scotland. SOOOOOOOO.... at present i am a sponge soaking up knowledge.

At present working as a butcher in cornwall .... and trying to learn everything I can in time for d-day. 

Thanks in advance for all the information you share. 
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arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow - some say it's in England
Re: Hello
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2018, 12:23:23 pm »
Hi Gary.  Welcome to the forum. Hope the early "retirement" goes to plan. 

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Hello
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2018, 12:32:56 pm »
Hello Gary and welcome to TAS from me in SCOTLAND.  You've chosen a wonderful country to adopt.  Looking forward to seeing how your plans work out.
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alang

  • Joined Nov 2017
  • Morayshire
Re: Hello
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2018, 06:47:26 pm »
Welcome to the forum Gary. which part of Scotland are you looking at for your smallholding?

Maybe you could run some butchering courses for us members  :innocent:  ;D
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Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Hello
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2018, 09:02:42 pm »
New Member - my name is Gary.



I've just signed up .... new to small holding ... my plan is to take early retirement next year and buy a small holding in scotland. SOOOOOOOO.... at present i am a sponge soaking up knowledge.

At present working as a butcher in cornwall .... and trying to learn everything I can in time for d-day.

Thanks in advance for all the information you share.
We all never stop learning on here ! , so about this freelance butchery   :innocent:

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Hello
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2018, 12:01:09 am »
 :wave: Gary from the lovely county of Shropshire. I've lived in Scotland and would love to move back there.

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Hello
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2018, 07:48:51 am »
Hello and welcome from  :raining: Carnoustie  :wave:

hygge-hus

  • Joined Nov 2018
Re: Hello
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2018, 09:26:42 pm »
Always happy to do a bit of butchery ........... :excited:

In fact me and wife have already discussed butchery and butchery courses as a future option.
« Last Edit: November 24, 2018, 09:30:36 pm by hygge-hus »

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Hello
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2018, 10:47:58 pm »
Always happy to do a bit of butchery ........... :excited:

In fact me and wife have already discussed butchery and butchery courses as a future option.
well that's taken care of your "early retirement"   :)

alang

  • Joined Nov 2017
  • Morayshire
Re: Hello
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2018, 02:14:12 pm »
In fact me and wife have already discussed butchery and butchery courses as a future option.

Depending where you eventually set up (i'm in Morayshire), i for one am interested in the course :)
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hygge-hus

  • Joined Nov 2018
Re: Hello
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2018, 07:17:42 pm »
Cool - anyone else?

Potentially Im thinking of doing a freelance travelling butchery 'thing' --- aim to specialise in Lamb, Poultry and Pork as this seems more applicable to small holders .......... could either teach it or come and do the butchery for people.

That will leave me free to run the smallholding in between ........


Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Hello
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2018, 10:40:00 pm »
Cool - anyone else?

Potentially Im thinking of doing a freelance travelling butchery 'thing' --- aim to specialise in Lamb, Poultry and Pork as this seems more applicable to small holders .......... could either teach it or come and do the butchery for people.

That will leave me free to run the smallholding in between ........
Now that is an excellent idea

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Hello
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2018, 10:54:46 pm »
I agree, that's a great idea.

You'd have to do the sums carefully to make sure you can make it pay, but yes, there's definitely a demand for that.

Also, f you could combine it with pregnancy scanning or shearing, you could really make a business out of it!
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