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Templelands

  • Joined Apr 2012
  • Strathaven, South Lanarkshire
    • Templeland Cottage
Hello from South Lanarkshire
« on: April 20, 2012, 08:27:34 pm »
Hi

Just thought we would say hello  :wave: We are the typical accidental smallholders and this site has been a great reference for us!

We are trying the small-holding life - we have a 20 acre small holding in Strathaven South Lanarkshire thats set up for Equestrian use (we've rented the stables and a 10 acre paddock to a riding school) - and the rest is ours to work with.

We have just bought our first two pigs, Two Tamworths thanks to an advert on this site - we have 26 Chickens, 2 horses, a hive of bees, 5 Rhodesian Ridgebacks, 1 Bengal Cat - with a Sheep and a house Cow next on the list.

We will have loads of questions - and we know there are tears, tantrums but lots of good times ahead!

Oh and one of us will be on Rosemary's next small holding course  ;)

regards

Gary and Andy

www.templeland.org.uk

sabrina

  • Joined Nov 2008
Re: Hello from South Lanarkshire
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2012, 09:06:08 pm »
Hi and welcome  :wave:

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Hello from South Lanarkshire
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2012, 09:26:41 pm »
Ooh, hello and welcome :wave: Look forward to seeing one of you in May  :thumbsup:

Sandy

  • Guest
Re: Hello from South Lanarkshire
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2012, 09:35:47 pm »
Hello, not in the true sense a smallholder just chickens, but like the self sufficitant life and forrageing etc, we moved here 5 years ago and rented just outside of Straven for less than a year, we found it  a lovely place and enjoyed living there until we found the house we wanted to buy, we were on a farm that backed onto a huge forest on the way to Dungaven.....Welcome :wave:

HappyHippy

  • Guest
Re: Hello from South Lanarkshire
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2012, 10:01:28 pm »
Hello from me in Lesmahagow  :wave:

Mammyshaz

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: Hello from South Lanarkshire
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2012, 10:29:21 pm »
Hello, from further down the road in Durham
We are still waiting for the accident to happen. Until then are enjoying fruit,veg and hens on the allotment behind our house, and 2 dogs and a chinchilla in the house.

Bert

  • Joined Jan 2012
  • Isle of Mull
Re: Hello from South Lanarkshire
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2012, 11:27:40 pm »
Hi from the Isle of Mull  :wave: , I love Rhodesian Ridgebacks  :thumbsup:

chairmanphil

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Oxfordshire
Re: Hello from South Lanarkshire
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2012, 12:08:23 am »
welcome to TAS  :wave:
1 acre of land where i am clearing trees and a swimming pool so we can make the land productive. MK3 hilux single cab pickup which has been completely rebuilt over the last 2 years matt black and cool as! no animals yet except a very furry black cat called Hansel (he is so hot right now)

mistryer

  • Joined Feb 2009
  • Dordogne, France
Re: Hello from South Lanarkshire
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2012, 02:41:22 pm »
Hello from SW France  :wave:
a smile a day, keeps the doldrums at bay :-)x

tweedsidejacobs

  • Joined Apr 2012
  • Scottish Borders
  • Breeders of pedigree Jacob & Gotland Sheep
    • Tweedside Jacobs
    • Facebook
Re: Hello from South Lanarkshire
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2012, 09:04:18 am »
Hello  :wave: My husband's family live near you, they are in Glassford
Breeders of pedigree  Jacob & Gotland Sheep
www.tweedsidejacobs.co.uk

Simon O

  • Joined Mar 2010
  • Bonkle
Re: Hello from South Lanarkshire
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2012, 11:46:44 am »
Hi We're pretty close - near Wishaw - you seem to have plenty of animals so far!

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Hello from South Lanarkshire
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2012, 05:21:24 pm »
 :wave: Hi and welcome from soggy Shropshire.  I only have a micro-holding (back garden) but I have my goats and grown fruit and veg.  You're right about the good times ahead.  Oh and about the tears and tantrums but this is a great place for both.  Share your good times - we'll celebrate with you.  Rant about the other bits and we'll sympathise and send virtual hugs.

lill

  • Joined May 2011
Re: Hello from South Lanarkshire
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2012, 07:37:26 am »
Hi and welcome from Falkirk/Bathgate  :wave: :wave:

 

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