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  • Joined Mar 2019
making the most of maternity leave
« on: March 12, 2019, 03:21:43 am »
Feel like I'm at a massive turning point and would really appreciate advice from experienced people!  Maternity leave will commence this summer for the arrival of our first child.  I get that babies are time-consuming but I'm wondering what my options are for later in the year and beyond.

Present situation:
almost finished renovating a cottage in North-East Scotland which is where I grew up and have good network of friends and family;
work part-time as a supply teacher (and do private tutoring and exam marking) and part-time as a private landlord managing a portfolio of properties;
4 dairy goats (two are goatlings, one is due to kid next week and the other is milking through);
4 pet sheep (wethers who have been instructed to keep the grass down and produce beautiful fleeces);
4 stable boxes with lean-to for bale storage, a concrete yard and a wee menage made by the previous horsey owners;
3 acres, all stock fenced, divided into five paddocks, some with water supply;
2 pet dogs i.e. not working dogs;
1 cat;
1 significant other who works full-time, something to do with computers;
I'm vegetarian but reconsidering this due to the responsibility that comes with breeding dairy goats i.e. the male kids.
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