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  • Joined Jan 2020
New to the site
« on: January 19, 2020, 02:11:23 pm »
Hey all. New hobby farmers in Nova Scotia, Canada. Love all of the great info and advice I’ve been reading. We currently have 30 acres(10 farm 20 wood lot) we have meat chickens and egg birds, trout pond, and pigs. Also 4 cats and 3 dogs. We do grow as much of our own veggies and are putting in fruit trees, a few each year. I look forward to reading all of the past and future posts.
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  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow. Be warned, our herring gulls are very hungry. Only eat indoors & keep very small dogs tethered to something. LOL
Re: New to the site
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2020, 06:17:29 pm »
Welcome to TAS, TheLadybugRanch:  hopefully we can learn a bit about small-holding in Canada along the way.

In passing:  my daughter and globe-trotting partner stayed in ... (oh um, I've forgotten) ... for a few months, but eventually decided to cut short their Canadian stay due to the bitter winter cold.  Not sure that was entirely due to her partner's beard breaking off on the way to work very early one morning, but ..... !  :)


  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: New to the site
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2020, 06:41:47 pm »
Hello and welcome  :wave: @TheLadybugRanch .

A trout pond - wonderful (that's another icon we're missing @Dan - a fish)

I live in Scotland which is thought of as fairly chilly at times, but I suspect you will be able to educate us about real cold  :cold:   I'm really looking forward to reading your posts  ;D

Do something today that your future self will thank you for - plant a tree

Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus - let sleeping dragons lie


  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: New to the site
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2020, 06:35:20 pm »
oooh , I so nearly bought a holding in Canada, north of Calgary, twenty years ago!  Sooooo beautiful, and I loved the Canadian people.  But it would have been snow-bound for months in winter, and probably thick with midges (which I'm told are to Scottish midges what drizzle is to a typhoon!) in autumn, so I regretfully decided it wasn't practical.
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cow, beef cattle, pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing


  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: New to the site
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2020, 07:07:29 pm »
Hello and welcome! I'd love to vistit New Scotland, although I am rather fond of the old one.  :wave:


  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: New to the site
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2020, 12:46:13 pm »
Welcome TLBR, yes I'm shortening your name  :D , sounds great, 20 acres of woodland, we had about 4 acres planted, got a while to wait for maturity though  :) .
Looking forward to hearing more about your lifestyle, and what the weather is getting up to  :)

Steph Hen

  • Joined Jul 2013
  • Angus Scotland.
Re: New to the site
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2020, 06:02:41 pm »
Welcome to the site!


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