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Community => Introduce yourself => Topic started by: Simon and Kirsty on April 05, 2021, 10:09:35 am

Title: Hello
Post by: Simon and Kirsty on April 05, 2021, 10:09:35 am
Hello all.

We are Simon and Kirsty and we have 2 young boys under 5.

We have a 31 acre smallholding in west Wales and have pigs ducks sheep and now some molly lambs from a local farm.

The who place is a bit of a project as it was neglected for about 30 years as the old owner was only interested in the house. I wonít blame him, or ever have a bad word to say, he was a d day veteran. We owe a lot to them guys.

Anyway thatís us and Iím sure we will be asking questions about different things in the future as we develop the smallholding.
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: Possum on April 10, 2021, 03:10:05 pm
Gosh! 31 acres. That is a lot of land to sort out. Hopefully the boys can help you when they are a little older. Good for you for taking it on and you are welcome to ask any questions that you need to :) .
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: Q on April 10, 2021, 03:58:12 pm
 :wave:  Simon and Kirsty - 31 acres eh - that will keep you quiet for a while..

Do you  have a smallholder or farming background?

I would be interested in some 'before and after' piccies of your journey if you are up for it.

All the best for your venture.
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: macgro7 on April 10, 2021, 09:31:17 pm
That much land is a lot to play with. Fantastic. I keep thinking of moving to Wales - it is soooooooo much cheaper than here.
In Leicestershure 6 acre smallholding costs twice as much as our house. In Wales we could swap our house for a 30-40 acre smallholding
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: Rosemary on April 11, 2021, 07:18:58 am
Hello and welcome from  :sunshine: Carnoustie :wave:
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: wildandwooly on April 11, 2021, 10:56:10 pm
Hi Simon & Kirsty
Welcome and good luck starting your new venture!  :thumbsup:
I'm trying to get to grips with 8 acres, I can't even get 31 acres in my mind  :D