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cherisong

  • Joined Oct 2011
Hello from a wannabe
« on: October 01, 2011, 10:05:31 am »
Hello,
My name is Cheri and I live in Ceredigion West Wales.
I confess I dont have a small holding and the only animals I have is a Great Dane and an African Grey Parrot. My garden is a jungle too. I have aspirations to turn the garden into a beautiful place filled with flowers and vegetables but I dont see me ever getting there at this rate.
I am extremely interested in all things to do with reducing my impact on the environment and so I love to make my own jams, chutneys etc I like to buy local where possible (and where funds allow) and I aspire to making my own wine.

plumseverywhere

  • Joined Apr 2013
  • Worcestershire
    • Its Baaath Time
    • Facebook
Re: Hello from a wannabe
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2011, 10:21:36 am »
Hi Cheri and welcome to TAS!

sounds like you have a project on your hands but its not impossible! just start small  :)
we grow a few veggies (mainly potatoes, beans, peas and the easy stuff!) and have a large orchard from which we make over 400L of plum wine a year. very nice it is too  ;) we keep goats and I make soap from their milk which went from hobby to a business (see what I mean about starting small?! weird stuff happens!!) and a dozen or so hens who provide our neighbours with eggs (and early morning alarm clock courtesy of my 8 yr olds cockerel)
just enjoy whatever you choose to do  :)
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...

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Hello from a wannabe
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2011, 07:40:16 pm »
Hi and welcome from wet Carnoustie  :wave:

plums is right - start small and move out from there.  A whole garden can be a bit daunting so pick a wee bit, get that going then expand. And only grow things you love to eat - not what you think you should. Loving the produce is a great motivator. :)

Hazelwood Flock

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Dorset.
Re: Hello from a wannabe
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2011, 09:58:22 pm »
Hi from Darzet!  :wave:
Not every day is baaaaaad!
Pedigree Greyface Dartmoor sheep.

faith0504

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • Cairngorms
  • take it easy and chill
    • blaemuir cottage
Re: Hello from a wannabe
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2011, 09:07:55 pm »
hi and welcome from moray  :wave:

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Hello from a wannabe
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2011, 11:28:25 pm »
Greetings from sunny Shropshire.  I too only have a large garden but have goats, fruit trees and vegetables.  Good luck with yours and I agree - start small.

bazzais

  • Joined Jan 2010
    • Allt Y Coed Farm and Campsite
Re: Hello from a wannabe
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2011, 01:40:17 pm »
Hello from Cemaes head (by Poppit sands:))

Great big things start from acorns :)

Baz

deepinthewoods

  • Guest
Re: Hello from a wannabe
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2011, 02:33:38 pm »
hellofrom cornwall
i grew a solitary lettuce years ago, now grow nearlyall my own veg and have 15 chooks, start small and never look back! good luck.

Blinkers

  • Joined Jan 2008
  • Carmarthenshire
  • Carmarthenshire/Pembrokeshire border
    • Glyn Elwyn - Faithmead Herd
    • Facebook
Re: Hello from a wannabe
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2011, 03:26:20 pm »
 :wave:  Shw'mae, Croesco from Carms/Pembs border  ;)

Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again !!
www.glynelwyn.co.uk

faith0504

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • Cairngorms
  • take it easy and chill
    • blaemuir cottage
Re: Hello from a wannabe
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2011, 04:37:49 pm »
Hi and welcome from moray  :wave:

 

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