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scotty

  • Joined Feb 2011
Hi from North Lanarkshire
« on: February 21, 2011, 03:11:19 pm »
Hi
what a wonderful site, so glad i found it! so many friendly and helpful people.

i have ducks at the moment, for both eggs and meat, and i am currently planning sheep. in fact need to pull the finger out and decide which sheep i would like to get, seeing as the lambing season is upon us!
so can't make my mind up, sigh
any hints to tasty lambs for fattening?
i will probably have loads of questions, so a huge thanks in advance, don't want you think i am a pest!

Di

HappyHippy

  • Guest
Re: Hi from North Lanarkshire
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2011, 03:21:39 pm »
Hello from South Lanarkshire  :wave: (Lesmahagow to be exact)
Can't help with the sheep questions, I'm more of a  :pig: :pig: :pig: enthusiast ;)
Welcome to TAS and look forward to hearing lots more from you !
Karen

faith0504

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • Cairngorms
  • take it easy and chill
    • blaemuir cottage
Re: Hi from North Lanarkshire
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2011, 03:52:47 pm »
hi and welcome from moray  :wave:

plumseverywhere

  • Joined Apr 2013
  • Worcestershire
    • Its Baaath Time
    • Facebook
Re: Hi from North Lanarkshire
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2011, 04:23:23 pm »
Hi Di! welcome to TAS from wet miserable worcestershire  :)

I'd love sheep but hubby is not much of a livestock man so is putting his fluffy foot down  ;)  we do have goats, chickens, bunnies and lots of cats though and there are plans for a co-operative to keep their lambs here to fatten (paying for our land by means of a lamb for the freezer!) so will be learning with you all about woolly critters!
I don't think anyone will mind how many questions you ask, they are all lovely here and put up with my daft goatie questions for the past year bless them lol.

Lisa
Smallholding in Worcestershire, making goats milk soap for www.itsbaaathtime.com and mum to 4 girls,  goats, sheep, chickens, dog, cat and garden snails...

Daveravey

  • Joined Jul 2009
  • Fife
Re: Hi from North Lanarkshire
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2011, 04:24:51 pm »
Welcome from Fife   ;D

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Hi from North Lanarkshire
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2011, 05:34:12 pm »
Hi and welcome from dry (at the moment) Carnoustie  :wave:

We have Ryelands and love them but everyone favours their own chosen breed. Ryelands are docile, generally friendly, produce excellent lamb and fleece - lambs go at 6 - 7 months off grass. Our two this year were each 26kg deadweight and very tasty.

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Hi from North Lanarkshire
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2011, 06:07:10 pm »
Hello and welcome from south Lanarkshire  :wave: :)

We keep sheep - Hebrideans and Soay.  As well as supporting rare and traditional breeds, our little sheep are extremely tasty as they mature slowly over 16 months. Most of our lambs go for breeding stock but those which don't make the grade for registration go in our freezer  :yum: :yum: As Rosemary says, everyone favours their own breed which is of course why we keep them.  You will have great fun choosing your favourite.
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Daisys Mum

  • Joined May 2009
  • Scottish Borders
Re: Hi from North Lanarkshire
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2011, 09:26:12 pm »

Hi and welcome, have to say that I love my Shetlands and the flavour is amazing but......as they are not ready to go until they are at least a year old it means that you have to keep them through the winter and I have found this to be really costly this year. If I added on my feeding costs there is no way that I would be able to sell my meat, it would be way too expensive so I have reluctantly decided to cross them with a Texel this year.
Anne

scotelf

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • West Lothian
Re: Hi from North Lanarkshire
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2011, 09:27:39 pm »
Welcome from a driech West Lothian  :wave:
Lynn :)

Fergie

  • Joined Oct 2009
Re: Hi from North Lanarkshire
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2011, 09:39:29 pm »
Another welcome from North Lanarkshire, near Wishaw.

We also keep a few sheep (Hebrideans & Soays) and chickens.  We're also planning a polytunnel, having just bought one but not got around to building it yet.  Depending on how close to us you are, you're most welcome to visit - just PM us.

John

Glentarki

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Perth/Fife Border
Re: Hi from North Lanarkshire
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2011, 12:21:06 am »
Hi and welcome from me at Glentarkie on the Perth/Fife border...........I'm a newbie here also a great site with informative friendly folk.... So you keep ducks, what breeds?..........Don't suppose you have any Muscovy's for sale as I'm looking for some?

Enjoy the forum
Dave

chrispy4949

  • Joined Feb 2011
Re: Hi from North Lanarkshire
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2011, 07:39:30 am »
Hi , Welcome to TAS , from chrispy in Bulgaria  :wave:

scotty

  • Joined Feb 2011
Re: Hi from North Lanarkshire
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2011, 09:17:48 am »
Hi

so many friendly faces, thanks everyone!
yes the choice of sheep????? will decide soon , honest!
ok the ducks are a mixture, i have 6 khaki campbell, 2 white campbell, 3 runners.  of which there are 2 khaki drakes an a runner drake. oh yes and i have just hatched out 6 cherry valley ducklings last week!

i also have a tunnel which took forever to get up, reluctant helpers! however had it up for 2 seasons now and its fab! very exposed and windy at mine so everything does so much better inside.

can't believe there are lots of you near me, great
Di

Cinderhills

  • Joined Jul 2010
  • North Yorkshire
Re: Hi from North Lanarkshire
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2011, 10:09:13 am »
Hi from North Yorkshire.  :wave:

sabrina

  • Joined Nov 2008
Re: Hi from North Lanarkshire
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2011, 11:49:06 am »
Hi from Banff,  :wave:

 

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