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Barrie

  • Joined Feb 2021
New to the site
« on: February 23, 2021, 08:38:25 pm »
Hi guys just joined the site. Im a retired steel fabricator and my wife also retired worked in the health service. We have  a small smalholding (10 acres) near Abergavenny  in south wales. We keep chickens ducks quail sheep and bees. Looking forward to exchanging hints and tips about new lifestyle.

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: New to the site
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2021, 01:03:09 pm »
Welcome @Barrie :wave:   Your smallholding sounds fairly well established, how long have you been there?
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

Barrie

  • Joined Feb 2021
Re: New to the site
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2021, 08:58:29 am »
We have lived here for over 30 years but We only retired a few years ago so the hobby of a couple of sheep has started to take a life of its own now in fact we are making a clearing in the woods so we can keep pigs and I'm getting a charcoal ring kiln next month. I think retirement is not the correct word to use here.

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: New to the site
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2021, 11:49:42 am »
Active retirement is surely the best form of retirement :)
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: New to the site
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2021, 01:03:48 pm »
Hello and welcome from  :sunshine: Carnoustie (althoughsleet is forecast ::) ).

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: New to the site
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2021, 01:52:33 pm »
Hello and welcome Barrie and Mrs Barrie.  Charcoal burning is one of my dreams, but my hazel coppice is still a bit juvenile for that  :D
"Let's not talk about what we can do, but do what we can"

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wildandwooly

  • Joined Feb 2021
Re: New to the site
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2021, 11:02:10 pm »
Hello Barrie and Mrs B  :)
Welcome to TAS
We keep chickens, ducks and Shetland sheep with occasional Swaledale ewes and their lambs from a farmer friend near us to help him out.
We're half retired but getting busier by the minute  :D
I must look up charcoal ring as I have no idea what that is!  :thinking:

 

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