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bluejules

  • Joined Nov 2012
Greetings from Lancashire!
« on: November 20, 2012, 10:14:56 am »
Hello everyone, by way of an introduction - me and the other half have kept horses and chickens at home for five years but we've just started (last month) leasing a nine-acre smallholding from our neighbour. We've got a small flock of beautiful Balwen sheep and a couple of Saanen goats, plus geese, and we're planning to get some Gloucester Old Spot weaners in the spring! OH has recently done a beekeeping course and a couple of hives may also be on the agenda in June.
I'm working full time as an education consultant but OH is pretty much full time on the smallholding.

It's going really well but I'm finding it hard to get advice from actual smallholders as the other forum I go on is really just about equine stuff and I'm getting a lot of conflicting advice! So I'm hoping that the wonderful folks on here will be able to help us along the way.

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Greetings from Lancashire!
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2012, 10:25:32 am »
Welcome to the friendliest helpfullesst smallholder forum around!  :wave:

Which is not to say we won't sometimes give conflicting advice, too  ::)  but hopefully you can usually work out what's what  :)
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

Fowgill Farm

  • Joined Feb 2009
Re: Greetings from Lancashire!
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2012, 10:42:20 am »
Welcome from ye auld enemy Yorkshire
GOS weaners in spring Yay :thumbsup:
mandy :pig:

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Greetings from Lancashire!
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2012, 11:24:01 am »
hello and welcome from  :gloomy: Carnoustie  :wave:

bluejules

  • Joined Nov 2012
Re: Greetings from Lancashire!
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2012, 11:53:58 am »
Thanks everyone! What a fantastically friendly bunch and it's not even midday yet!

Although judging from the replies to my posting about planning permission I don't think we'll be smallholders for much longer....

Bert

  • Joined Jan 2012
  • Isle of Mull
Re: Greetings from Lancashire!
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2012, 12:08:41 pm »
Hi from the Isle of Mull :wave:

HelenVF

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Greetings from Lancashire!
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2012, 12:38:55 pm »
Welcome from Lamcashire :D.

Helen

jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: Greetings from Lancashire!
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2012, 12:42:30 pm »
Hi from  :gloomy: Cumbria  :wave:
And fingers crossed about the smallholding.

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Greetings from Lancashire!
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2012, 09:08:13 pm »
 :wave: Hi and welcome from not so sunny Shropshire.  I keep Sanaans.   :goat: :goat: :goat:

The Mobile Butcher

  • Joined Jan 2010
  • Whitby North Yorkshire
Re: Greetings from Lancashire!
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2012, 10:13:55 pm »
Hi
From Whitby - North Yorkshire  :wave:
Paul - The Mobile Butcher

darkbrowneggs

  • Joined Aug 2010
    • The World is My Lobster
Re: Greetings from Lancashire!
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2012, 04:35:08 pm »
Hi there and welcome  :wave:  from wet wet wet Worcestershire  :raining:
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

Mammyshaz

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: Greetings from Lancashire!
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2012, 12:06:54 am »
Hello and welcome from a hailstoning Durham  :raining:

 

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