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mattltm

  • Joined Dec 2013
Hi from a wannabe smallholder!
« on: December 26, 2013, 07:56:24 am »
Hi all,

I'm Matt from Kent and one day I would love to own a smallholding in Wales.

I currently run a small B&B here on the South coast with my wife and baby daughter.

I hope to learn a lot about owning a smallholding from other members here and maybe I will be able to pass some of my own experience of other things on.

Matt

mojocafa

  • Joined Sep 2012
  • Angus
Re: Hi from a wannabe smallholder!
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2013, 08:27:18 am »
Hi  :wave:

Welcome from mojo in arbroath, scotland
pygmy goats, gsd, border collie, scots dumpys, cochins, araucanas, shetland ducks and geese,  marrans, and pea fowl in a pear tree.

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Hi from a wannabe smallholder!
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2013, 09:02:42 am »
Hi Matt and welcome to the forum  :wave:  I  used to live near the South coast but now have a small holding in Carmarthenshire I love it here.
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

mattltm

  • Joined Dec 2013
Re: Hi from a wannabe smallholder!
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2013, 09:55:13 am »
Thanks both.

I do like it here on the cliff top but I long for more land and a wood burning stove!

I used to keep chickens at my old place (before we took over the family business) and miss just sitting with them listening to them coo!

It will probably be a good 10 years before we look at moving and getting started but I want to learn as much as I can so we are well prepared.

kelly58

  • Joined Mar 2013
  • Highlands, Scotland
  • Home is were my animals are.
Re: Hi from a wannabe smallholder!
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2013, 11:10:08 am »
Hi from Caithness  :wave:

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Hi from a wannabe smallholder!
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2013, 11:59:17 am »
Hello and welcome from  :sunshine: Carnoustie  :wave:

shygirl

  • Joined May 2013
Re: Hi from a wannabe smallholder!
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2013, 02:42:11 pm »
hi, from aberdeenshire. i used to live in the south too.  :wave:

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Hi from a wannabe smallholder!
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2013, 11:07:05 pm »
Hi from Shropshire. I hail from East Sussex.

mattltm

  • Joined Dec 2013
Re: Hi from a wannabe smallholder!
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2013, 09:11:30 am »
Thanks all. Such a friendly welcome  :excited:

Mammyshaz

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: Hi from a wannabe smallholder!
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2013, 10:45:58 am »
Hello and welcome from Durham  :wave:

HesterF

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • Kent
  • HesterF
Re: Hi from a wannabe smallholder!
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2013, 10:03:33 pm »
Hi! I'm guessing you're not so far from me - whereabouts are you? I'm at the foot of the North downs between Ashford, Canterbury and Folkestone. The wood burning stove has proved it's worth this Christmas - if only to provide my parents with a warm room to snooze away from the storms!

Possum

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Somerset
Re: Hi from a wannabe smallholder!
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2013, 06:39:10 pm »
Hi Matt,


I spent some time in my teens on Seasalter Beach near Whitstable. Later on in Maidstone and East Peckham. Which part of Kent are you in?

MelRice

  • Joined Jun 2011
Re: Hi from a wannabe smallholder!
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2013, 10:36:36 pm »
Hi from Saxony

mattltm

  • Joined Dec 2013
Re: Hi from a wannabe smallholder!
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2013, 07:23:12 pm »
Hi! I'm guessing you're not so far from me - whereabouts are you? I'm at the foot of the North downs between Ashford, Canterbury and Folkestone. The wood burning stove has proved it's worth this Christmas - if only to provide my parents with a warm room to snooze away from the storms!

I spent some time in my teens on Seasalter Beach near Whitstable. Later on in Maidstone and East Peckham. Which part of Kent are you in?

I'm in Broadstairs. I have a great sea view over the English Channel but it's got a very small garden. I've been looking for a bit of land locally where I can get my hands dirty but have had no luck  :(

darkbrowneggs

  • Joined Aug 2010
    • The World is My Lobster
Re: Hi from a wannabe smallholder!
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2013, 10:16:45 pm »
Hi there welcome   :wave: and good luck.. You will learn loads here..  You could maybe try a few chickens..... they dont take up much space and if you get commercial hybrids at point of lay should give you  loads of eggs.   :thumbsup:
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

 

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