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Dreich Pete

  • Joined Jan 2014
  • Aberdeenshire
Hello from a newbie in Angus/Aberdeenshire.
« on: January 06, 2014, 08:48:22 pm »
Hello all!

I'm brand new on here and almost as new to small holding - having only a few weeks worth of planning under my belt but no practical experience.

We recently moved to the Edzell area (sort of Angus, sort of Aberdeenshire) from Aberdeen and got a 3(ish) acre plot along with the house. My plan is to do some genuinely small scale agriculture on the land, with a mixture of orchard, soft fruit, vegetable, nuts and hens. The neighbours' sheep may be co-opted in to keep the grass down, but I don't plan to have my own.

I've already been in touch with Rosemary who has very generously offered some advice, so I'm off to a flying start.

My skill set may be limited just now but that won't stop me joining in the forum chats, and who knows; maybe I know something useful already.

Cheers,

Pete.

PS. Happy New Year!
Voss Electric Fence

mojocafa

  • Joined Sep 2012
  • Angus
Re: Hello from a newbie in Angus/Aberdeenshire.
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2014, 08:51:17 pm »
 :wave:

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

bigchicken

  • Joined Nov 2008
  • Fife Scotland
Re: Hello from a newbie in Angus/Aberdeenshire.
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2014, 09:34:07 pm »
A big hello from the bigchicken down the road in Fife best of luck with your venture.
Shetland sheep, Castlemilk Moorits sheep, Hebridean sheep, Scots Grey Bantams, Scots Dumpy Bantams. Shetland Ducks.

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Hello from a newbie in Angus/Aberdeenshire.
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2014, 10:35:15 pm »
 :wave: and welcome from soggy Shropshire.

lachlanandmarcus

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: Hello from a newbie in Angus/Aberdeenshire.
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2014, 10:47:58 pm »
Welcome from near Aboyne  :wave: :wave: :wave: :thumbsup:

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Hello from a newbie in Angus/Aberdeenshire.
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2014, 07:42:28 am »
Hello  :)

Somewhere_by_the_river

  • Joined Dec 2013
  • Near Llandeilo
    • Angela French Graphite Artist
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Re: Hello from a newbie in Angus/Aberdeenshire.
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2014, 09:09:39 am »
Hello and welcome from Wales!

We're a bit like you - veggies, fruit and chickens so far, though we do have plans for more. ...OH was talking about sheep the other day, though I'm not entirely sure if that's not just because he needs a new lawn mower!!

 :D

Dreich Pete

  • Joined Jan 2014
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: Hello from a newbie in Angus/Aberdeenshire.
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2014, 10:17:21 am »
Thanks for the welcome from around the country, and especially from the more immediate area.

I had a couple of interesting phone calls yesterday to Aberdeenshire Council Planning and the Agriculture Dept (or whatever they're called this year). I was under the impression that my land being registered as agricultural had certain obligations attached and that I would need to notify them of all sorts of activity, but they told me that with the exception of livestock there isn't really anything they want to know from me. When talking about a building the guy even said "farmers just generally put up what they want".

We have a couple of things to sort out regarding buildings but that's for another thread.

Victorian Farmer

  • Guest
Re: Hello from a newbie in Angus/Aberdeenshire.
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2014, 10:53:25 am »
Welcome from the highlands wether still good but wet .

mojocafa

  • Joined Sep 2012
  • Angus
Re: Hello from a newbie in Angus/Aberdeenshire.
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2014, 12:14:26 pm »
Be careful....

I've Had the enforcement officers out about field shelters, that's angus council.

I've been forced into applying for change use of agricultural field to paddock in order to keep goats. Also need to apply for pp for shelter/goat shed.



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

Steph Hen

  • Joined Jul 2013
  • Angus Scotland.
Re: Hello from a newbie in Angus/Aberdeenshire.
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2014, 01:28:31 pm »
Welcome from just down the road, outside Brechin  :wave:

... Geese make good grass mowers... :innocent:

kelly58

  • Joined Mar 2013
  • Highlands, Scotland
  • Home is were my animals are.
Re: Hello from a newbie in Angus/Aberdeenshire.
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2014, 04:57:16 pm »
Hi from Caithness  :wave:

goosepimple

  • Joined May 2010
  • nr Lauder, Scottish Borders
Re: Hello from a newbie in Angus/Aberdeenshire.
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2014, 07:37:07 am »
I used to work on farms around Edzell as a student many years ago but live in the Borders at the moment, Edzell's a nice bit.  Hope you enjoy getting your hands dirty  :wave:
registered soay, castlemilk moorit  and north ronaldsay sheep, pygmy goats, steinbacher geese, muscovy ducks, various hens, lots of visiting mallards, a naughty border collie, a puss and a couple of guinea pigs

devonlad

  • Joined Nov 2012
  • Nr Crediton in Devon
Re: Hello from a newbie in Angus/Aberdeenshire.
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2014, 09:16:42 am »
 :wave:

marka

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Moray, NE Scotland
  • www.facebook.com/WellsideCroft
    • Facebook
Re: Hello from a newbie in Angus/Aberdeenshire.
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2014, 08:17:19 pm »
Hello from Keith :wave:
Castlemilk Moorit sheep and Belted Galloway cattle, plus other hangers on.

 

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