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  • Joined Oct 2011
  • Hampshire
'ello from 'ampshire
« on: October 07, 2011, 08:13:46 pm »
Hi,I am hopeful of renting a few acres near me soon and then achieving a life long dream of keeping a few sheep.
I haven't acquired any yet, and I'm still undecided on a breed although "Dartmoors" are most likely. I am currently trying to source all the bits and pieces I will need and then the plan is to pick up some lambs/ lambs and ewes in the Spring.
I have also been buying books off Amazon and just booked myself on a "sheep course". I have also been reading a lot of the posts in the forum which have been very useful. Thank you to all those who have directly/indirectly helped me already and I look forward to sharing my experiences with you all.


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Re: 'ello from 'ampshire
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2011, 09:37:38 pm »
Hello and welcome from Carnoustie.  :wave:

Look forward to hearing more about your venture - be sure to post some photos when you get your sheep.  :)



  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
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Re: 'ello from 'ampshire
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2011, 10:11:58 pm »
Hello and welcome from Carnoustie  :wave:


  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: 'ello from 'ampshire
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2011, 01:59:13 am »
Hello and welcome from north Cumbria  :wave: 

Looking forward to hearing about your adventures - and yes, seeing the pics!
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing


  • Joined Oct 2009
Re: 'ello from 'ampshire
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2011, 06:29:11 am »
Hello from South Africa.

I hope your life long dream comes true soon, and a big  :thumbsup: for doing your homework first.


  • Joined Sep 2010
Re: 'ello from 'ampshire
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2011, 08:02:28 am »
hi from ex southerners.......... now in derbyshire

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: 'ello from 'ampshire
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2011, 11:14:57 pm »
 :wave:  Welcome from Shropshire.


  • Joined Apr 2011
  • lymington hampshire
Re: 'ello from 'ampshire
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2011, 09:14:11 am »
Hi From Lymington :wave: you're not that far away if you need any help.

Hazelwood Flock

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Dorset.
Re: 'ello from 'ampshire
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2011, 10:47:20 pm »
Hi from Darzet!  :wave:
I think Dartmoor sheep are an excellent idea - as long as they're Greyfaces!
Not every day is baaaaaad!
Pedigree Greyface Dartmoor sheep.


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