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Author Topic: Hello from West Wales  (Read 1371 times)

Hambo

  • Joined May 2024
Hello from West Wales
« on: May 30, 2024, 12:00:49 pm »
Hi, I am a smallholder in West Wales and have been growing fruit, vegetables and a small amount of heritage oats and wheat for some years. There is a smallish flock of laying hens and some bantams too. I have just started keeping weaners in a woodland field and also plan to get some sheep soon. I am working towards becoming more self sufficient each year. It is challenging, especially with the weather here, but life without challenges would be so boring.

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Hello from West Wales
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2024, 10:38:33 am »
That sounds fabulous, @Hambo!  Are you doing it on your own?  Yes, a lot of work.

I'd love to hear more about the oats, I WWOOFed on a farm in Wales that grew oats which it used to feed the cattle, pigs and chickens, and I've always wondered if oats would do well here in North Cornwall.  (Similar terrain and climate albeit less deep cold in winter - clay, wet and muddy in winter, ground apparently suited on,y to grasses and sedges really.)
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 cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Hello from West Wales
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2024, 05:45:54 am »
Welcome to TAS, Hambo. Great work you'e doing there  :bouquet:

Orinlooper

  • Joined Aug 2015
Re: Hello from West Wales
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2024, 07:06:56 am »
Where abouts in West Wales?

There seem to be a concentration of small holdings and OPDs is SW Wales?

T.eddie

  • Joined Jun 2024
  • Essex
Re: Hello from West Wales
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2024, 09:07:18 am »
Welcome on, from Essex

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Hello from West Wales
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2024, 10:11:01 am »
Hambo has not logged in this month. think we missed the moment to welcome them! 
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 cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

 

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