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Community => Introduce yourself => Topic started by: coltsfoot on January 02, 2014, 05:27:20 pm

Title: Hello from Derbyshire
Post by: coltsfoot on January 02, 2014, 05:27:20 pm
Hello,
I am from Derbyshire and have 2.5 acres at the bottom of my garden.  We have 3 Grey face Dartmoor ewes, 6 warren hens, a large natural pond, small fruit orchard, 7 terriers of various breeds, 4 large horses and a very old cat!!
We have a mobile saddlery business and attend many shows and events around  mainland uk.  :)
Title: Re: Hello from Derbyshire
Post by: suziequeue on January 02, 2014, 05:39:22 pm
Welcome to the forum Coltsfoot.

We have similar (chickens, sheep, orchard, dogs, cat, pond etc) in mid-Wales which keeps us very busy
Title: Re: Hello from Derbyshire
Post by: YoungRasher on January 02, 2014, 05:43:15 pm
Hello. I'm in derbyshire, near Bakewell. where are you?
Title: Re: Hello from Derbyshire
Post by: Rosemary on January 02, 2014, 05:49:10 pm
Hello and welcome from Carnoustie  :wave:
Title: Re: Hello from Derbyshire
Post by: coltsfoot on January 02, 2014, 06:13:22 pm
We are near Alfreton, on the the border of Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire.
Title: Re: Hello from Derbyshire
Post by: YoungRasher on January 02, 2014, 06:17:51 pm
not to far away then. my girlfriend works near there.  let me know if you need any haylage for the horses. (sorry I couldn't help myself)
Title: Re: Hello from Derbyshire
Post by: coltsfoot on January 02, 2014, 06:26:07 pm
Don't blame you!! At the moment using big round bales of hay, but always good to know there is more out there!
Title: Re: Hello from Derbyshire
Post by: YoungRasher on January 02, 2014, 06:33:12 pm
I've got round bales. Its nice for horses as its almost as dry as hay. my customers love it but i've got a few to spare this year after the good crop.
Title: Re: Hello from Derbyshire
Post by: kelly58 on January 02, 2014, 06:38:02 pm
Hi from Caithness  :wave:
Title: Re: Hello from Derbyshire
Post by: little blue on January 02, 2014, 07:22:14 pm
hello from the middle of Derbyshire! :wave:
Title: Re: Hello from Derbyshire
Post by: coltsfoot on January 02, 2014, 08:06:19 pm
What a nice welcome  :excited:
We only use hay as one horse has cushings...but will keep it in mind and thankyou.
We go to Scotland in August to Blair Horse Trials and have to say its the best event we do and the people are fantastic!
Title: Re: Hello from Derbyshire
Post by: Mad Goatwoman of Madeley on January 02, 2014, 09:49:08 pm
 :wave: and welcome from sunny Shropshire. Wish I had 2 1/2 acres at the bottom of my garden.
Title: Re: Hello from Derbyshire
Post by: Roxy on January 05, 2014, 01:49:20 pm
Hello from the very Northern part of Derbyshire (Cheshire border yards away from our land!)
 
I have probably browsed/bought from your stall at shows.
Title: Re: Hello from Derbyshire
Post by: coltsfoot on January 05, 2014, 07:01:12 pm
Next time pop in and say hello...normally have a pair of jack russells with us and the kettle (or wine) is normally on the go!!!!
Title: Re: Hello from Derbyshire
Post by: Deere on January 06, 2014, 12:24:20 am
Another hello from Derbyshire!

You will find anything you need to know about small holding here and the people are very friendly too  :thumbsup:

I'm up in the Hope Valley  :raining:
Title: Re: Hello from Derbyshire
Post by: Mammyshaz on January 06, 2014, 06:35:50 am
Hello and welcome from Durham  :wave:
Title: Re: Hello from Derbyshire
Post by: coltsfoot on January 06, 2014, 06:14:27 pm
Thanks.  I use to be a member of the Derbyshire Smallholders many years ago, but don't have time to go to meetings etc so have gone for this route.
Title: Re: Hello from Derbyshire
Post by: Deere on January 07, 2014, 08:00:23 pm
I was thinking of joining at some point, am i right in thinking they meet once a month in Alfreton?
Title: Re: Hello from Derbyshire
Post by: coltsfoot on January 08, 2014, 07:25:29 am
I think so.  Had a look at their website the other week and know they have a "do" on near the end of the month.  To be very truthful I was one of the founder members when we were on a smallholding course at Broomfield college many years ago!!! I work away such a lot now its almost impossible to make the meetings.  They do have a lovely stand at Ashover Show though.