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gillsta

  • Joined Apr 2011
  • Methlick Aberdeenshire
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Hello from Aberdeenshire
« on: April 30, 2011, 12:35:47 pm »
Hi my name is gill and I live with my family on our small croft in rural Aberdeenshire.

We have three and a half horses all Arabs except the half which is a welsh Sec A. We also have various chooks and are preparing to have some weaner's in the very near future. I would also like some soay sheep. We produce our own hay every year and have been lucky so far with it. Touch wood.

I have had horses most of my life and have practiced natural horsemanship for the last 8yrs. I would like to have our pony broken to harness but I might have to get somebody else to do that for me.
Showing and breeding Pygmy Goats
Always room for another goat as he will never notice

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Hello from Aberdeenshire
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2011, 12:38:23 pm »
Hi Gill, welcome from north Cumbria.  I have Fells & Dales ponies and am learning about breaking them to harness and to ride.  But rather slowly and not very good at it...

We farm beef and sheep commercially, I have OSB pigs (actually just one gilt, she'll have company when I get her bred!), a Jersey house cow, chooks and no more Muscovy ducks till someone catches that *&^%$ mink...
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

gillsta

  • Joined Apr 2011
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Re: Hello from Aberdeenshire
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2011, 12:43:45 pm »
Hi Sally sounds like you have your hands full. I just love Cumbria what a wonderful place to live.

Forgot to say that my OH produces chilli sauces and jams and I produce hand made soaps, bath and body products, Thats in our spare time Oh works full time and is often overseas and I work part time as well.  We have three children the youngest being 5.
Showing and breeding Pygmy Goats
Always room for another goat as he will never notice

darkbrowneggs

  • Joined Aug 2010
    • The World is My Lobster
Re: Hello from Aberdeenshire
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2011, 12:49:05 pm »
Hello there- and welcome  :wave: from Sue in Worcestershire - warm and windy today.
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

gillsta

  • Joined Apr 2011
  • Methlick Aberdeenshire
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Re: Hello from Aberdeenshire
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2011, 12:54:53 pm »
Hi Sue its windy here as well, its always windy here. ;D
Showing and breeding Pygmy Goats
Always room for another goat as he will never notice

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Hello from Aberdeenshire
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2011, 01:46:51 pm »
Hi, Gill and welcome from Costa Carnoustie :wave:

I got an email from a friend the other day asking if I wanted some Soays. I don't but if you are interested I coudl see if they are still available.

Brucklay

  • Joined Apr 2010
  • Perthshire
    • Brucklay Pygmy Goats
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Re: Hello from Aberdeenshire
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2011, 02:29:56 pm »
Hi and welcome from Aberdeenshire too - outside Maud, we have ducks, cats, dogs, chickens, pygmy goats and sheep oh and 2 birds of prey - love them all to bits
Pygmy Goats, Shetland Sheep, Zip & Indie the Border Collies, BeeBee the cat and a wreak of a building to renovate!!

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Hello from Aberdeenshire
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2011, 03:42:43 pm »
Hey Gill - you think I have my hands full!!   ;)  I guess none of us is in danger of getting bored....
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

goosepimple

  • Joined May 2010
  • nr Lauder, Scottish Borders
Re: Hello from Aberdeenshire
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2011, 05:41:58 pm »
Hi gillsta, I have soays which have just lambed (9 lambs) and will need to offload - problem free everything and lovely to look at - I'm half hour south of edinburgh though, may be a bit far for you - welcome to the site though, hope its sunny in Kincardinshire! :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

little blue

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Derbyshire
Re: Hello from Aberdeenshire
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2011, 09:17:11 pm »
hello and welcome
:wave: :)
Little Blue

Beewyched

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • South Wales
    • tunkeyherd.co.uk
Re: Hello from Aberdeenshire
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2011, 09:29:13 pm »
Hiya & welcome from West Scotland  :wave:

We have Kunes  :pig: B'Velder, C'Maren & Rock  :chook: Cayuga  :&> , :bee: & Setters  :dog: grow most of our own  :apple: :brocolli: :peas:  :spud: :rasp: & will be getting some Soays  :sheep: & hopefully  :turkey: later this year  ;D
Tunkey Herd - registered Kune Kune & rare breed poultry - www.tunkeyherdkunekune.com

gillsta

  • Joined Apr 2011
  • Methlick Aberdeenshire
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Re: Hello from Aberdeenshire
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2011, 07:32:31 am »
Hi, Gill and welcome from Costa Carnoustie :wave:

I got an email from a friend the other day asking if I wanted some Soays. I don't but if you are interested I coudl see if they are still available.

Hi Rosemary, Have emailed you. ;D
Showing and breeding Pygmy Goats
Always room for another goat as he will never notice

gillsta

  • Joined Apr 2011
  • Methlick Aberdeenshire
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Re: Hello from Aberdeenshire
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2011, 08:38:27 am »
Hi and welcome from Aberdeenshire too - outside Maud, we have ducks, cats, dogs, chickens, pygmy goats and sheep oh and 2 birds of prey - love them all to bits

Hi Clare. Hope you and your fab wee goats are fine. Its me gill I came to see you last year with my friend.  :wave:
Showing and breeding Pygmy Goats
Always room for another goat as he will never notice

gillsta

  • Joined Apr 2011
  • Methlick Aberdeenshire
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Re: Hello from Aberdeenshire
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2011, 08:41:14 am »
Hi gillsta, I have soays which have just lambed (9 lambs) and will need to offload - problem free everything and lovely to look at - I'm half hour south of edinburgh though, may be a bit far for you - welcome to the site though, hope its sunny in Kincardinshire! :wave:

Hello and thank you for your kind offer. I would love to have some soay but its a little to far for me to go at the moment.
Showing and breeding Pygmy Goats
Always room for another goat as he will never notice

Brucklay

  • Joined Apr 2010
  • Perthshire
    • Brucklay Pygmy Goats
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Re: Hello from Aberdeenshire
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2011, 10:02:52 am »
Hi Gill - sorry for not recognising - I have a problem remembering real names let alone forum names!!! If your ever around here pop in, very welcome anytime
Pygmy Goats, Shetland Sheep, Zip & Indie the Border Collies, BeeBee the cat and a wreak of a building to renovate!!

 

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