Agri Vehicles Insurance from Greenlands

Author Topic: Hello!  (Read 2484 times)

McLunt

  • Joined Nov 2022
Hello!
« on: November 08, 2022, 06:44:34 pm »
Hi. My husband and I moved to a 2 acre smallholding a year ago. We've got chickens, 2 colonies of honeybees, an orchard and an unused veggie patch.

Our work this first year was getting prepared for the arrival of 2 cows. This included building a winter shed/storage facilities and stock fencing.

I am happy to say the 2 Shetland coos have been with us for a week and we are all alive and well, though it's a huge learning curve - my muscles are fine but my brain hurts! I can only imagine how the cows must be feeling.

Looking forward to learning more from this site and its people.

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Hello!
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2022, 07:42:10 am »
Welcome - and delighted that you have Shetland kye. We also breed them - we currently have three in calf heifers and an in calf cow (aged 12), all due in the spring, and a young bull, Hartons Grey.
The three heifers are homebred; our big cow is from Shetland and is called Beadies Blizzard.We bought her and her sister in 2010 as weaned calves. The three heifers are all descended form her - one daughter, one granddaughter and one great grand daughter. I plan to milk them once they have calved - Blizzard has been milkedin previous years.
They've just come in for the winter onSunday so we're all settling into our new routine.
Where are yours from and what's their breeding?

Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: Hello!
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2022, 10:03:42 am »
Welcome McLunt, I envy you getting Shetlands, if I hadn't got back into the goat world that's what I would have had, I love them too much to part with now. We've just had a field fenced, dreading the bill, but it was too much for us to do
Get that veg patch started now, good winter exercise  :D . I'm trying to get mine back to full production, may need it the way things are going.
I'd love bees, but at least 2 people locally have them, and say there isn't the forage for any more (+ I'm a wimp, scared of being stung :) , I swell up with insect bites!)
Look forward to hearing your progress.

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Hello!
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2022, 12:54:07 pm »
Welcome McLunt, I envy you getting Shetlands, if I hadn't got back into the goat world that's what I would have had, I love them too much to part with now. We've just had a field fenced, dreading the bill, but it was too much for us to do
Get that veg patch started now, good winter exercise  :D . I'm trying to get mine back to full production, may need it the way things are going.
I'd love bees, but at least 2 people locally have them, and say there isn't the forage for any more (+ I'm a wimp, scared of being stung :) , I swell up with insect bites!)
Look forward to hearing your progress.

But I think you do your bit for our much more important Native bees, @Penninehillbilly   :bee: :bee: :bee: :bee: :bee: :love:
"Let's not talk about what we can do, but do what we can"

There is NO planet B - what are YOU doing to save our home?

Do something today that your future self will thank you for - plant a tree

 Love your soil - it's the lifeblood of your land.

Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: Hello!
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2022, 03:29:38 pm »
Thank You Fleecewife,  :-[ , I try and think of them when planting.
Planning on levelling another area and got lots of open single flowers to sow, or maybe into veg patch in one of the beds I don't get veg into, need more for early spring / autumn though. :)




 

Forum sponsors

FibreHut Energy Helpline Thomson & Morgan Time for Paws Scottish Smallholder & Grower Festival Ark Farm Livestock Movement Service

© The Accidental Smallholder Ltd 2003-2022. All rights reserved.

Design by Furness Internet

Site developed by Champion IS