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SmallWelshBarn

  • Joined Sep 2014
Dabbling at small holding.
« on: September 16, 2014, 09:18:20 pm »
Greetings from Monmouth,
Having lived in rural France for the last 4 years I returned back to London and decided to sell up my London home as I have horses and just to expensive to keep at livery.
Having a gf in Monmouth I decided to relocate to Wales. The search was on for a home with stables and a couple of acres.
What I actually ended up with is a 7 acre small holding. Small barn and a number of outbuildings and a very beautiful hand bespoke pig stye.
I bought all the small holding equipment from the vendor ;-)
The property is fantastic just the barn is too small with no chance to extend ;-( However the land is great.
Little video I filmed with a drone.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAjmziIgKQo&list=UUPgvUNwYGjrnXaseDHiZy_A
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SophieLeeds

  • Joined Aug 2014
  • Yorkshire
Re: Dabbling at small holding.
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2014, 03:57:32 pm »
What a beautiful spot! Hope it all goes well  :thumbsup:
"The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops or livestock, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings"

lowlander

  • Joined Sep 2014
Re: Dabbling at small holding.
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2014, 04:22:51 pm »
Wow - what a lovely place. Monmouth area is gorgeous. Was that a Maremma I spotted by the gate?

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Dabbling at small holding.
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2014, 04:59:27 pm »
It looks lovely. You must be well chuffed
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

SmallWelshBarn

  • Joined Sep 2014
Re: Dabbling at small holding.
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2014, 08:45:42 pm »
Wow - what a lovely place. Monmouth area is gorgeous. Was that a Maremma I spotted by the gate?

Yes that is one of two Maremma's well spotted. I am very chuffed. We have been clearing 20 years of bramble invasion this last week cutting up fallen trees and clearing back small scrubby trees. Managed to reclaim 2 acres ;-) However today I thought I had pulled a muscle in my calf have realised that it is i fact a reaction to a blackthorn spike ;-( Can just about walk !!

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Dabbling at small holding.
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2014, 09:00:04 pm »
What a wonderful place. I would love to live somewhere like that.


Be careful with that leg. Blackthorn can do nasty things.


Hi  :wave: from Shropshire, by the way.

devonlady

  • Joined Aug 2014
Re: Dabbling at small holding.
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2014, 09:51:51 pm »
Coo-err! from Devon :wave: I was going to say almost as lovely as my piece but really just as lovely. Aren't we lucky ;D

lowlander

  • Joined Sep 2014
Re: Dabbling at small holding.
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2014, 07:30:07 am »
Great to meet another Maremma owner - few and far between in the UK! :)

benandjerry

  • Joined Jan 2014
Re: Dabbling at small holding.
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2014, 08:27:32 pm »
Hello & Welcome :wave:

ladyK

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Conwy Valley
Re: Dabbling at small holding.
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2014, 09:44:14 pm »
Greetings from North Wales  :wave:
What a lovely place! (wish we had that many outbuildings)
Good luck on your journey.
"If one way is better than another, it is the way of nature." (Aristotle)

Cliqmo

  • Joined Sep 2014
Re: Dabbling at small holding.
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2014, 12:39:14 am »
It looks terrific! Congratulations

Marlin.45

  • Joined Oct 2014
  • Llangadog, Carmarthenshire
Re: Dabbling at small holding.
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2014, 04:22:11 pm »
Love the video  :excited: Lovely looking plot with a host of possibilities!

 

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