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sallyw

  • Joined Jan 2008
  • Buckinghamshire
It sounded like a good idea at the time!
« on: January 24, 2008, 01:38:46 pm »
OK, so having just joined the forum I would like to introduce myself - a lawyer, in south Bucks (not very glam), 9 acres, 5 children (under 9yrs), one mad spaniel and a tolerant husband. The plan: to introduce a few pigs, chickens and vegtables - (yes, an aspirational smallholder !). Leading to? Who knows but as long as it is fun, gets the children involved and fills the freezer I don't mind. We shall see but for the moment, why not?  ;)

MrRee

  • Joined Jan 2008
Re: It sounded like a good idea at the time!
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2008, 03:08:42 pm »
Welcome!     and Bucks not glam??  ;D
They don’t join cliques — more times than not, they stand alone — but they recognize and gravitate towards one another. Only warriors understand other warriors.

Hilarysmum

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: It sounded like a good idea at the time!
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2008, 03:56:21 pm »
Hi nice to hear from you.  Will await with interest all your news.

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: It sounded like a good idea at the time!
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2008, 07:04:34 pm »
Hi and welcome.

Five kids under 9 must be the equivalent of about 100 sheep! Sounds like you've got your hands full. Look forward to hearing about your adventures - more for the junior Forum, though.

Rosemary

pigsatlesrues

  • Joined Oct 2008
  • Normandy, France
Re: It sounded like a good idea at the time!
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2008, 10:47:25 pm »
Sally - where will you have the time to take on animals - 5 children under 9 - I can barely cope with one!    GIVE THIS LADY A MEDAL!!!!

Welcome anyway and good luck with everything. Looking forward to hearing about your choices of breeds etc for your smallholding.

Kate
Bonjour et avoir un bon jour !

stephen

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Kent
Re: It sounded like a good idea at the time!
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2008, 10:00:38 am »
hey and welcome, good luck with all your plans let us know how you get on!  :)

carl

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: It sounded like a good idea at the time!
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2008, 11:48:02 am »
total respect sally. five under 9, a lawywer and smallholding. we have only one (6 year old) , my OH also is in the legal profession, but we would like an addittion before time runs out. she works really hard, long hours etc, but finds it difficult to join in and help me as she can't cope with the disorganised nature of things outdoors. she likes the end results, when placed on the table, but not how it got there. I think it is a lovely environment for kids, growing up around animals, it is healthy, both physically and mentally. I bet you rarely have time to sit and relax.
carl

rustyme

  • Guest
Re: It sounded like a good idea at the time!
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2008, 11:56:26 am »
hello Sally,
           it could be a lot worse....it could be 9 under 5 !!!!! It would have needed a few SETS to have got them all .....but just be thankful the numbers are the other way round.....lol....Oh and by the way ...I don't have ANY ....ha ha ha ......
 
Cheers

Russ

Fluffywelshsheep

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Near Stirling, Central Scotland
Re: It sounded like a good idea at the time!
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2008, 12:31:02 pm »
hiya from fluffy
* fluffywelshsheep waves

am living in central   scotland
* fluffywelshsheep dreams of a small holdings

but orginally from south wales
* fluffywelshsheep wonders off still thinking of how many chickens/duck/geese she can keep in the bathroom

Pebbles

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Central Scotland
    • Ardunan Farm
    • Facebook
Re: It sounded like a good idea at the time!
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2008, 12:46:56 am »
Well done you! An extra five pairs of hands - great planning!  :D

Welcome.

Pebbles
Trying to be self-sufficient and raise happy, healthy animals on our smallholding at www.ardunanfarm.com

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Fluffywelshsheep

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Near Stirling, Central Scotland
Re: It sounded like a good idea at the time!
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2008, 10:54:09 am »
train em young then they wont grumble when they get older and you ask em to do jobs lol
Linz

sallyw

  • Joined Jan 2008
  • Buckinghamshire
Re: It sounded like a good idea at the time!
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2008, 09:30:20 pm »
Well, you spotted the plan. I am hoping that the children will get involved (not that it will be optional you understand!) The chickens will be here at the end of Feb and Pigs by end of March! Raised vegetable beds are half way there. I think this is progress?! (naivety is bliss!)

Sal

Fluffywelshsheep

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Near Stirling, Central Scotland
Re: It sounded like a good idea at the time!
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2008, 09:12:34 am »
hehe good good

Farmer Giles

  • Joined Dec 2007
Re: It sounded like a good idea at the time!
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2008, 09:14:20 am »
Welcome, welcome.

Five children under 9 oooh er missus, we have but two and are still awaiting a mention in the New Years honours list!!

Hey sallyw, good book title 'Naivety is bliss'. How true oh how true!!

Bon Courage
Andy

 

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