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Mountainwoman

  • Joined Oct 2014
Hello from the top of a hill in South lanarkshire
« on: October 24, 2014, 11:39:12 pm »
Hi everyone,

I have been an occasional 'lurker' on these forums for a while- years actually. I have usually been able to find out what I needed to know by reading others posts but have now joined so I can ask my own questions. With good results already!! Thanks.
Anyway we moved here when the land I rented for my horses beside my old house became unavailable. We ( well me really) wanted a house with our own land.  We found our place which seemed great but immediately started costing a fortune- house needed re wired, all the fences needed replaced, drains had to be put in ( to prevent the house from flooding- yes even though we are on top of a hill) etc etc.  old houses are lovely but the problems have been never ending. For the past year we've had no water!!  we  do have amazing views though.
Despite all this I have happily ploughed on regardless and my livestock have multiplied. Started with 2 horses , a few chickens and 3 rescue dogs 7 years ago and now have  a flock of almost 50 Hebridean sheep and 7  shetland cattle,  as well as 2 young children ( and a busy almost full time job) So we are pretty busy. I seem to do a lot of my 'farm work' in the dark with a head torch but I enjoy it and I sleep very well.
Sorry for such a long winded introduction!

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Hello from the top of a hill in South lanarkshire
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2014, 12:04:01 am »

 :wave:  I think I'm waving across the valley at you?  :wave:
Do something today that your future self will thank you for - plant a tree

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

shygirl

  • Joined May 2013
Re: Hello from the top of a hill in South lanarkshire
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2014, 12:07:11 am »
welcome from Aberdeenshire.
id love to hear more about your cattle.
 :wave:

mojocafa

  • Joined Sep 2012
  • Angus
Re: Hello from the top of a hill in South lanarkshire
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2014, 05:45:11 am »
 :wave: from arbroath
pygmy goats, gsd, border collie, scots dumpys, cochins, araucanas, shetland ducks and geese,  marrans, and pea fowl in a pear tree.

Carse Goodlifers

  • Joined Oct 2013
  • Perthshire
Re: Hello from the top of a hill in South lanarkshire
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2014, 08:07:42 am »
 :wave: from Perthshire.
...and now have...7 shetland cattle...
Rosemary will be pleased  :-J :excited:

devonlady

  • Joined Aug 2014
Re: Hello from the top of a hill in South lanarkshire
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2014, 08:25:55 am »
Hello from Devon :wave: You have worked hard1

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Hello from the top of a hill in South lanarkshire
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2014, 10:19:02 am »
:wave: from Perthshire.
...and now have...7 shetland cattle...
Rosemary will be pleased  :-J :excited:

I AM pleased and I have met Mountainwoman briefly as she kndly brought one of her Shetland cattle to the Festival, for the RBST stand, which was much appreciated.

Great to see you on here  :wave:

mowhaugh

  • Joined Jul 2013
  • Scottish Borders
    • Facebook
Re: Hello from the top of a hill in South lanarkshire
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2014, 09:56:04 pm »
Hello!

Mountainwoman

  • Joined Oct 2014
Re: Hello from the top of a hill in South lanarkshire
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2014, 09:56:28 pm »
Thanks everyone for the welcome. I think I already know a few of you 'in real life' 
Yes it is me fleece wife. Can you see our wee turbine from there?

Mountainwoman

  • Joined Oct 2014
Re: Hello from the top of a hill in South lanarkshire
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2014, 10:04:32 pm »
Shy girl my cattle are actually 6 Shetlands and 1 Simmental fresian cross that I bought in this year to multi suckle on my older cow. But that was too complicated to say in my intro. I have a younger cow as well, really called a calved heifer I think as she is only 2 and a half.  Also a bull and 3 steers.
I have been keeping cattle for 6 years now and , as with everything about smallholding, it has been a steep learning curve!

Big Light

  • Joined Aug 2011
    • Facebook
Re: Hello from the top of a hill in South lanarkshire
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2014, 10:11:49 pm »
Hi mountain woman thank you for your warm  hospitality today was a pleasure to see your hilltop empire new girls are all home safe and well with all horns intact

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Hello from the top of a hill in South lanarkshire
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2014, 11:50:48 pm »
 :wave: and welcome from sunny Shropshire.

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Hello from the top of a hill in South lanarkshire
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2014, 01:07:13 am »
Thanks everyone for the welcome. I think I already know a few of you 'in real life' 
Yes it is me fleece wife. Can you see our wee turbine from there?


Yes, and your lights in winter  :D  But you're too far away to spy with the binoculars  :roflanim:  Can you see us - prob the polytunnel shows up best  :garden:
Do something today that your future self will thank you for - plant a tree

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

 

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