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Richmond

  • Joined Sep 2020
  • Norfolk
Hello from North Norfolk
« on: September 30, 2020, 09:04:14 am »
Hi All
Been following the adventures of most of you for a while and decided to hop on board as you seem a friendly and knowledgeable bunch.  :)
Brief bit about me: We have 6 acres in the Norfolk countryside - a very windy sandy hill! - and keep assorted poultry and a few sheep, and occasionally buy in weaner pigs to fatten.

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Hello from North Norfolk
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2020, 12:26:13 pm »
Hello and welcome from southern Scotland  :wave:  I was raised in Norfolk so I'm wondering where you found a hill  ;D   We live on one now, at 1,000 feet and that's windy too.  What breed of sheep do you keep?
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Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Hello from North Norfolk
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2020, 02:28:10 pm »
Hello and welcome from Carnoustie - we also farm on what is essentially a beach  :roflanim:

Richmond

  • Joined Sep 2020
  • Norfolk
Re: Hello from North Norfolk
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2020, 03:50:15 pm »
Hi - thanks for replies  :)
We're in the more undulating part of North Norfolk, near Holt.
Sheep are Soay and Wiltshire Horn. 8 total but hoping to increase this season if the new ram does his stuff!
We also have Norfolk Black turkeys - a breeding group from which we generate a good supply of Christmas dinners,  white farmyard geese, pekin ducks and (mainly) marans chickens. I used to breed poultry a bit more seriously but got fed up of the multiple pens of breeding groups and now have scaled back to the ones I like best.

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Hello from North Norfolk
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2020, 12:38:55 am »
The farm I grew up on, pigs and turkeys, was about 8 miles from Holt, but on heavy glacial clay.


You have a good choice of sheep, and turkeys too! I have always fancied Norfolk Horns - so smart.   We keep Hebridean sheep and a few Soays, various hens and some Shetland geese.  Mainly we plant trees to remind me of 'home' and for the wildlife, and shelter for our livestock. We also grow veggies and fruit, in spite of the wind and snow.
www.scothebs.co.uk

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

   Five Freedoms
   # Freedom from Hunger and Thirst.
   # Freedom from Discomfort.
   # Freedom from Pain, Injury or Disease.
   # Freedom to Express Normal Behavior.
   # Freedom from Fear and Distress

 

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