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Hazel Hollow

  • Joined Nov 2013
  • Pembrokeshire
Re: Greetings from south-west Wales
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2013, 03:43:56 pm »
Use to look after the elephants, giraffes and rhinos at Bristol Zoo back in the 70s, a great time with great people.

Somewhere_by_the_river

  • Joined Dec 2013
  • Near Llandeilo
    • Angela French Graphite Artist
    • Facebook
Re: Greetings from south-west Wales
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2014, 09:18:49 am »
Hello All!

Well, it's not getting any less wet so we've not been able to get out and about much - not least as we've had water inside the house as well as out with a leak in the utility/entrance lobby roof and under the sink in the kitchen, all adding to the 'fun'! Still, it can't rain forever (can it?!) so we're looking forward to the new season and getting out, meeting people and doing things (though I'm starting to wonder if semi-aquatic mammals wouldn't be more at home).

A x

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Greetings from south-west Wales
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2014, 10:34:51 am »
Still, it can't rain forever (can it?!) so we're looking forward to the new season and getting out, meeting people and doing things (though I'm starting to wonder if semi-aquatic mammals wouldn't be more at home).

A x
I think my sheep are begining to get webbed feet  :roflanim:
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

Tudful Tamworths

  • Joined Aug 2009
    • Liz's website
Re: Greetings from south-west Wales
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2014, 12:14:36 am »
Miserable everywhere at the moment, but don't let your enthusiasm get dampened. You're so lucky to have moved to Carmarthenshire. I love it there (I'm about an hour away, in Caerphilly).
Enjoy using the forum and let us know how you get on.


Liz
www.lizshankland.com www.biggingerpigs.com
Author of the Haynes Pig Manual, Haynes Smallholding Manual, and the Haynes Sheep Manual. Three times winner of the Tamworth Champion of Champions. Teaching smallholding courses at Kate Humble's farm: www.humblebynature.com

Somewhere_by_the_river

  • Joined Dec 2013
  • Near Llandeilo
    • Angela French Graphite Artist
    • Facebook
Re: Greetings from south-west Wales
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2014, 09:24:23 am »
Hi Liz

Still damp, but not dampened in spirit, despite January not being my favourite time of year  :D Personally I think we've moved to paradise (albeit the wet version of!) and can't wait to get cracking this spring. I missed my home grown last year what with the move, but have a blank canvas of a 'garden' (plenty of mud!) just crying out for a bit of love and attention. Already been checking out the advice on geese on the forum; great stuff, totally backed up what I'd thought already re breeds etc. so OH is on board  :excited:

A x

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Greetings from south-west Wales
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2014, 10:07:08 am »
I'm sure you already know but the Ffairfach poultry market is a great place for geese/ducks/chickens. It's the last Sat of the month.
I need to get more chickens after the fox got mine but won't be around at the end of Jan. Will definitely be there at the Feb one though.
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

Backinwellies

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  • Joined Sep 2012
  • Llandeilo Carmarthenshire
    • Nantygroes
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Re: Greetings from south-west Wales
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2014, 12:54:22 pm »
I intend being there at end Jan ... so if you going to go let me know
Linda

Don't wrestle with pigs, they will love it and you will just get all muddy.

Let go of who you are and become who you are meant to be.

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Somewhere_by_the_river

  • Joined Dec 2013
  • Near Llandeilo
    • Angela French Graphite Artist
    • Facebook
Re: Greetings from south-west Wales
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2014, 01:29:51 pm »
We were there the first one after we moved in!!  ;D We could always meet in Llandeilo for a coffee if you like (that's this month and next - any excuse  ;)), which would be great, or we are pretty close if you don't mind the soggy, cold conditions here. The leak in the lobby/utility has a temporary fix (fortunately working, so we can dispense with the towels and buckets there at least), but the bucket under the kitchen sink is still in place... not that it's stopped me baking or loving the place...

Liz, I just realised - we have several of your books!! Inspirational good sense, love them.

A x
« Last Edit: January 14, 2014, 01:32:53 pm by Somewhere_by_the_river »

Backinwellies

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Re: Greetings from south-west Wales
« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2014, 01:33:16 pm »
Sounds good to me ... remind me I said that nearer the time!!!
Linda

Don't wrestle with pigs, they will love it and you will just get all muddy.

Let go of who you are and become who you are meant to be.

http://nantygroes.blogspot.co.uk/
www.nantygroes.co.uk
Nantygroes  facebook page

Somewhere_by_the_river

  • Joined Dec 2013
  • Near Llandeilo
    • Angela French Graphite Artist
    • Facebook
Re: Greetings from south-west Wales
« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2014, 01:34:01 pm »
... I'll hold you to that...  :thumbsup:

Backinwellies

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  • Llandeilo Carmarthenshire
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Re: Greetings from south-west Wales
« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2014, 01:35:34 pm »
Now where is the thread on a Carmarthenshire meet up ... |I've lost it!
Linda

Don't wrestle with pigs, they will love it and you will just get all muddy.

Let go of who you are and become who you are meant to be.

http://nantygroes.blogspot.co.uk/
www.nantygroes.co.uk
Nantygroes  facebook page

Somewhere_by_the_river

  • Joined Dec 2013
  • Near Llandeilo
    • Angela French Graphite Artist
    • Facebook
Re: Greetings from south-west Wales
« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2014, 01:38:16 pm »
under the mebers only sub-board...  ;)

Tudful Tamworths

  • Joined Aug 2009
    • Liz's website
Re: Greetings from south-west Wales
« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2014, 07:30:34 pm »


Liz, I just realised - we have several of your books!! Inspirational good sense, love them.
A x

Thank you, Angela! Drop me a review or two on Amazon when you get the chance! Message me if I can be of any help with anything :thumbsup:
www.lizshankland.com www.biggingerpigs.com
Author of the Haynes Pig Manual, Haynes Smallholding Manual, and the Haynes Sheep Manual. Three times winner of the Tamworth Champion of Champions. Teaching smallholding courses at Kate Humble's farm: www.humblebynature.com

Mammyshaz

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: Greetings from south-west Wales
« Reply #28 on: January 22, 2014, 03:52:55 pm »
 :wave: hello and welcome from Durham

Somewhere_by_the_river

  • Joined Dec 2013
  • Near Llandeilo
    • Angela French Graphite Artist
    • Facebook
Re: Greetings from south-west Wales
« Reply #29 on: February 04, 2014, 03:37:24 pm »
Internet back up and running after a week without - what did we do before it?!

Great to meet Linda recently and really looking forward to the TAS West Wales meet-up soon - it's so important to know like-minded people and TAS is such a wonderful 'place'  :excited:

Thank you Mammyshaz - sorry for not responding before.
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Thank you, Angela! Drop me a review or two on Amazon when you get the chance! Message me if I can be of any help with anything
Will do Liz, and thank you - we've decided to go for it this year, but recognising the difference between rhinos and sheep (very important point!!) I think we'll be heading for some tuition soon...!

A x

 

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