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  • Joined Oct 2011
  • Hampshire
'ello from 'ampshire
« on: October 07, 2011, 08:13:46 pm »
Hi,I am hopeful of renting a few acres near me soon and then achieving a life long dream of keeping a few sheep.
I haven't acquired any yet, and I'm still undecided on a breed although "Dartmoors" are most likely. I am currently trying to source all the bits and pieces I will need and then the plan is to pick up some lambs/ lambs and ewes in the Spring.
I have also been buying books off Amazon and just booked myself on a "sheep course". I have also been reading a lot of the posts in the forum which have been very useful. Thank you to all those who have directly/indirectly helped me already and I look forward to sharing my experiences with you all.


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Re: 'ello from 'ampshire
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2011, 09:37:38 pm »
Hello and welcome from Carnoustie.  :wave:

Look forward to hearing more about your venture - be sure to post some photos when you get your sheep.  :)



  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
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Re: 'ello from 'ampshire
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2011, 10:11:58 pm »
Hello and welcome from Carnoustie  :wave:


  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: 'ello from 'ampshire
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2011, 01:59:13 am »
Hello and welcome from north Cumbria  :wave: 

Looking forward to hearing about your adventures - and yes, seeing the pics!
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 2009
Re: 'ello from 'ampshire
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2011, 06:29:11 am »
Hello from South Africa.

I hope your life long dream comes true soon, and a big  :thumbsup: for doing your homework first.


  • Joined Sep 2010
Re: 'ello from 'ampshire
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2011, 08:02:28 am »
hi from ex southerners.......... now in derbyshire

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: 'ello from 'ampshire
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2011, 11:14:57 pm »
 :wave:  Welcome from Shropshire.


  • Joined Apr 2011
  • lymington hampshire
Re: 'ello from 'ampshire
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2011, 09:14:11 am »
Hi From Lymington :wave: you're not that far away if you need any help.

Hazelwood Flock

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Dorset.
Re: 'ello from 'ampshire
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2011, 10:47:20 pm »
Hi from Darzet!  :wave:
I think Dartmoor sheep are an excellent idea - as long as they're Greyfaces!
Not every day is baaaaaad!
Pedigree Greyface Dartmoor sheep.


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