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Title: Hello from West Sussex
Post by: acowan66 on December 11, 2012, 11:17:14 am
Hi,
Stumbled upon this site many months ago and have decided that now I am on the cusp of leaving the Armed Forces and turning my wife's horse grazing into a part small holding (she doesn't know yet) that I would join to benefit from others who have taken this path. Whilst having dabbled in poultry (ex-caged hens for eggs and conscience) I haven't had the time to devote to anything more...so this is the start of my journey and hopefully I'll have a few stories to share along the way ... from raising weaners to growing lettuce. Please stand by for loads of questions...some stupid I am sure.
Title: Re: Hello from West Sussex
Post by: Dan on December 11, 2012, 11:22:00 am
Hello from sunny Carnoustie, good to see you here and look forward to hearing more.  :wave:

And the only stupid questions are the ones you don't ask.  :)

I hail from West Sussex before I migrated north - whereabouts are you?
Title: Re: Hello from West Sussex
Post by: acowan66 on December 11, 2012, 01:52:21 pm
Hi,
And thank you for the welcome - we are not too far from Chichester.
Title: Re: Hello from West Sussex
Post by: SmallTimeSmallholder on December 11, 2012, 01:56:44 pm
Hello  :wave:  and welcome.
We are in East Sussex, so not a million miles away from you  :)
Look forward to hearing about your ventures.
Good luck!
Title: Re: Hello from West Sussex
Post by: The Woodsiders on December 11, 2012, 02:12:34 pm
Hi and a warm welcome from Ardingly I am sure you will enjoy the forum, loads of great help and advice. :wave: :excited:
Title: Re: Hello from West Sussex
Post by: Blinkers on December 11, 2012, 06:30:33 pm
Hello and Welcome from Sunny West Wales.....We moved here nearly 5 years ago from Findon  :thumbsup:  and never looked back since  :excited: .      Happy Smallholdering .
Title: Re: Hello from West Sussex
Post by: Rosemary on December 11, 2012, 07:35:39 pm
Hello and welcome from Carnoustie  :wave:
Title: Re: Hello from West Sussex
Post by: oaklandspigs on December 12, 2012, 05:18:02 pm
and welcome from another in East Sussex
Title: Re: Hello from West Sussex
Post by: Orinoco on December 13, 2012, 08:13:11 am
Hi

Just moved from West Sussex to East Yorkshire, (back home and more affordable houses).

My H left the forces a few years ago went into IT and now we are trying to find away of generating income from our new but previously unloved smallholding.  Looking forward to sharing a few stories (with a remote glass of wine).

K
Title: Re: Hello from West Sussex
Post by: acowan66 on January 03, 2013, 10:58:02 am
Hi and thanks for all your welcome messages...been a busy period with the cold and wet over Christmas but looking forward to a good week where I can get some prep work done. Lost all my chickens just before Christmas to a fox - still unsure as to how he got in the pen but alas he took them all. On the plus side, as they were ex-caged they at least had a good 8 months of free ranging and fresh air.
Happy New Year everyone.
Title: Re: Hello from West Sussex
Post by: darkbrowneggs on January 03, 2013, 04:56:42 pm
Hi there and welcome  :wave:   from Worcestershire.  Mostly  :sunshine:  today but ground v. soggy still