NFU Mutual Smallholding Insurance

Author Topic: noob considering taking plunge !  (Read 263 times)

Paul1966

  • Joined May 2019
noob considering taking plunge !
« on: May 03, 2019, 10:29:13 pm »
Hi All
I have always been hands on,
have built/made my own stuff: kitchen, bathroom, shed, electric guitars, PC's, Beer, Wine & accidental hydroponics.

TBH fed up working 'for the man'
considering a semi retirement with possible
chickens, pigs, rabbits, worms & maybe bees.

will read a lot & help if I can...
Voss Electric Fence

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: noob considering taking plunge !
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2019, 08:02:27 pm »
Good luck with your dream! This life isn't a rehearsal for anything, so might as well enjoy it if we can  :thumbsup:

arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow - some say it's in England
Re: noob considering taking plunge !
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2019, 09:33:35 pm »
Welcome to the forum Paul1966.  I suspect live-stock will test your existing hands-on skills, but heh - May the fourth go with you. 

Eh, what - I'm a day too late !?  Oh well - May the fifth go with you.   :)
« Last Edit: May 05, 2019, 09:35:38 pm by arobwk »

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: noob considering taking plunge !
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2019, 11:20:30 pm »
 :wave: Welcome to TAS, Paul, from Shropshire. Ask as much as you like. There's always someone on here who knows the answer. Looking forward to hearing how you get on.

Paul1966

  • Joined May 2019
Re: noob considering taking plunge !
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2019, 07:08:54 pm »
thanks to all who replied  :excited:
yeah I have nothing decided yet,
the grand plan is to move in 5 years...(sounds like a bowie song !!)
& do something Eco/low energy
grow food to supplement a crappy pension  :innocent:
start small & grow to my (read our) capabilities...
if I can make a little pocket money on the side happy days  :love:

does anyone here generate there own electricity ?
or zero energy life style ??

Dav275

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Dumfries & Galloway
  • www.woodwallart.co.uk
    • WoodWallArt
Re: noob considering taking plunge !
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2019, 07:18:16 am »
Welcome Paul.  Good luck when you take the plunge.  We did very similar a few years ago, and have never regretted it.  Lots of help and advice on here.

We built a "low energy" home and are happily living off-grid.

Paul1966

  • Joined May 2019
Re: noob considering taking plunge !
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2019, 08:41:27 pm »
Hi Dav275 thanks for your reply
did you have to give up much ?
how much energy do you produce & how ??
also how off grid are you ??
I really like the idea of a composting toilet
but I don't think I could sell that to my wife  :poo:

Dav275

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Dumfries & Galloway
  • www.woodwallart.co.uk
    • WoodWallArt
Re: noob considering taking plunge !
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2019, 09:17:12 pm »
Normal 4 bedroom single storey home.  3.5kW PV panels,  2kW wind turbine,  12kVa diesel generator, solar thermal panels +  35,000 BTU log batch boiler feeding 2500litre thermal store for CH & domestic hot water.  LPG cooking.

Only external service is telephone line for broadband.

Have posted some info before so check my profile or PM if you prefer for further details.

 

Noob with a question

Started by Wigan Pixie

Replies: 8
Views: 1679
Last post April 10, 2012, 08:58:58 am
by Mammyshaz
Total Noob!!!

Started by betty02

Replies: 5
Views: 164
Last post May 03, 2019, 12:32:19 pm
by country soul
MOVED: Total Noob saying hi and panicking

Started by Backinwellies

Replies: 0
Views: 160
Last post February 21, 2019, 08:22:34 am
by Backinwellies
Taken the plunge

Started by Badg3r

Replies: 10
Views: 360
Last post March 23, 2019, 08:32:39 pm
by Badg3r
Completely new, just about to take the plunge

Started by mmckenna72

Replies: 12
Views: 1280
Last post February 10, 2018, 08:16:21 am
by waterbuffalofarmer

Forum sponsors

FibreHut Energy Helpline Thomson & Morgan Time for Paws Scottish Smallholder & Grower Festival Little Peckers

© The Accidental Smallholder Ltd 2003-2019. All rights reserved.

Design by Furness Internet

Site developed by Champion IS