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Notasausage

  • Joined Feb 2013
Hello from Lanarkshire
« on: February 16, 2013, 09:18:48 pm »
Hi, I just joined the forum. We have about 6.5 acres with 6 chickens, a flock of someone else's sheep and two small children. We have been here for almost exactly a year and have ultimate dreams of growing lots of fruit and veg and having our own sheep, a few pigs and a horse. The current job is hedge planting and improving the drainage in our swamp of a garden. Any tips on getting rid of marsh grass would be very welcome!
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ballingall

  • Joined Sep 2008
  • Avonbridge, Falkirk
Re: Hello from Lanarkshire
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2013, 09:55:06 pm »
Hello and welcome from Falkirk.


We got rid of marsh grass in our fields because the goats ate it all!


Planting willow is supposed to be fairly good at spooking up water too.


Beth

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Hello from Lanarkshire
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2013, 09:05:15 am »
Hello and welcome from Carmarthenshire  :wave:
Its a year yesterday since we made the move to our smallholding.
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

HappyHippy

  • Guest
Re: Hello from Lanarkshire
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2013, 09:32:08 am »
Hello and welcome to TAS from me in Lanarkshire too  :wave:
We're just outside Lesmahagow and have a few  :innocent: pigs, two Shetland calves, a Shetland pony and 4 kids (2 legged variety  :D).
After last year's summer  :raining:, we're also planning on sorting drainage this year  ;)
Look forward to hearing more from you,
Karen 

darkbrowneggs

  • Joined Aug 2010
    • The World is My Lobster
Re: Hello from Lanarkshire
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2013, 11:54:00 am »
Hi there  :wave:  and welcome from chilly but nicely bright  :sunshine:   Worcestershire
To follow my travel journal see http://www.theworldismylobster.org.uk

For lots of info about Marans and how to breed and look after them see www.darkbrowneggs.info

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Hello from Lanarkshire
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2013, 10:34:04 pm »
 :wave: Hello and welcome from sunny Shropshire.

sabrina

  • Joined Nov 2008
Re: Hello from Lanarkshire
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2013, 01:30:47 am »
Hi and welcome  :wave:

Simon O

  • Joined Mar 2010
  • Bonkle
Re: Hello from Lanarkshire
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2013, 11:33:01 am »
Hi we're in Lanarkshire too near Newmains. All the best,
Simon

happygolucky

  • Joined Jan 2012
Re: Hello from Lanarkshire
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2013, 12:31:26 pm »
 :wave: Hi, no small holding, only the remaining few hens to keep weeds at bay (none died  but were relocated to to moving asap) but I love the idea of moving to Lanarkshire, we did live near Strathaven in rented......I also think willow is great, it will be able to be cropped every 3 years to either use for fuel or sell on...as long as its not planted near houses or walls it should help with draninage!! pretty too!!!

sharnaloo

  • Joined Feb 2013
Re: Hello from Lanarkshire
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2013, 04:49:46 pm »
hi and welcome  from sunny blackridge   ;D  wish you luck and good fortune on your new adventure

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Hello from Lanarkshire
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2013, 01:23:32 pm »
Hello and welcome from  :sunshine: Carnoustie :wave:

 

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