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2acresoflawn

  • Joined Jan 2011
Hello from Devon
« on: January 11, 2011, 05:16:48 pm »
Hi all

Although I've followed TAS for a few years, I've never joined the forum.  (I'm not one for lots of online communication - must be something to do with my old career in the IT industry!)  Anyway, for many a year we've had a plan to move somewhere with a bit more land in order to grow more veg, and have more livestock.  At the end of last year we moved - have now got about 2 and a half acres.  And... it's all nicely mown grass.  But I'm sure we'll soon change that - apparently the last resident spent hours and hours mowing.  Even though we've inherited his ride-on, I can't see us being that motivated to spend that much time mowing grass - far better to be doing useful things like digging, planting and generally producing good food.  It's a bit earlier than we planned (we just got too impatient).  So we'll be taking it gently due to financial constraints.  We have been doing planning of the veg plot, and hopefully will start work soon.  It's quite a task - will need fencing in to stop the rabbits and other wildlife getting to our produce before we do.  Anyway, I'm sure we'll have lots of questions about many different topics, so hopefully some of you out there may be able to help us. 

I will do my best to keep you posted on progress.

CameronS

  • Joined Aug 2009
  • North East Fife
Re: Hello from Devon
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2011, 05:45:57 pm »
Welcome from a frozen fife  :wave:

ps (sheep make good lawn mowers  :) )

faith0504

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • Cairngorms
  • take it easy and chill
    • blaemuir cottage
Re: Hello from Devon
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2011, 06:10:17 pm »
hi and welcome from moray  :wave:

dyedinthewool

  • Joined Jul 2010
  • Orpingtons and assorted Sheep
Re: Hello from Devon
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2011, 06:43:30 pm »
Welcome from West Wales :wave: :wave:

We have 8 lawn mowers ;D ;D, our ride on 'Murray' mower is now used by the grandchildren to ride round on (blade drum removed) they've made a trailer for it and can now back it into it's little shed. Very useful for collecting logs from the paddocks.
You are never to old to learn something new

darkbrowneggs

  • Joined Aug 2010
    • The World is My Lobster
Re: Hello from Devon
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2011, 07:00:13 pm »
Hi  and welcome from Sue in coldish wettish windyish Worcestershire :wave:
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

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Hello from Devon
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2011, 07:29:47 pm »
Welcome from sunny  10C Carnoustie  :wave:

JulieS

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Devon - EX39 5RF
    • Ford Mill Farm
Re: Hello from Devon
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2011, 08:27:52 pm »
Welcome from Devon  :)
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little blue

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Derbyshire
Re: Hello from Devon
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2011, 08:58:11 pm »
hello and welcome :)
Little Blue

Daisys Mum

  • Joined May 2009
  • Scottish Borders
Re: Hello from Devon
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2011, 09:28:17 pm »

Hi and welcome from the Scottish Borders :wave:
Anne

Eastling

  • Joined Oct 2010
Re: Hello from Devon
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2011, 09:32:33 pm »
Hello from a wet and windy Kent :wave:
Love to mow our front field ipod on and a few hours peace!!
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Sudanpan

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • West Cornwall
    • Movement is Life
Re: Hello from Devon
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2011, 09:47:50 pm »
Welcome from West Cornwall
We have 4 acres - we tried to keep it under control using a topper (we have a decent large tractor) but that still meant 3 hours work every 4 weeks or so during the growing season, this year we let it grow as we were too busy with our building project.
I'm thinking of some sheep to do the work for us in the summer and then get the benefit of a full freezer  :)
Tish

Hilarysmum

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: Hello from Devon
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2011, 08:26:18 am »
Welcome from Brittany.  Pigs are great, will clear, plough and fertilize your proposed veg patch, then make great accompaniment to all the veggies. 

We too have a ride on which is used for dragging, carrying, and occasionally cutting grass.  Kune kunes make good grass cutters too.


Sylvia

  • Joined Aug 2009
Re: Hello from Devon
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2011, 10:38:24 am »
Hello from Newton Abbot, Devon. I hope all goes well for you :wave:

morri2

  • Joined Jun 2008
Re: Hello from Devon
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2011, 12:41:02 pm »
Hello!!  Welcome from north Wales where its damp, mild and VERY muddy!! :wave:

The Woodsiders

  • Joined Aug 2011
  • Near Horley in Surrey
Re: Hello from Devon
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2011, 10:20:43 pm »
Hiya from West Sussex, where its bright sunshine, close to 20degrees, it never rains and everyone smiles and its other name is cuckoo land, enjoy the forum, mustt go as the nice men in white coats want to give me my medication

 

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