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PaulStaffs

  • Joined Sep 2021
Hi everyone
« on: September 12, 2021, 03:49:44 pm »
Hi everyone, I'm Paul and just signed up after lurking for a few weeks  :thumbsup:.

I have just purchased 13 acres of land adjacent to my house in Staffordshire and the plan for next year is to begin with a small quantity of goats.

But first i've got a lot of fencing to sort out and some very overgrown fields to contend with. I know i belong here because i'm delighted to have these problems.  :excited:

Look forward to learning and contributing.

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Hi everyone
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2021, 08:29:05 am »
Hello and welcome to TAS :wave: from  :sunshine: Carnoustie.
Never kept goats myself, but I'm sure you will derive much pleasure form them. Are you planning to keep them for milk or meat? Or neither, I guess?

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Hi everyone
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2021, 09:15:06 am »
Welcome to the world of smallholding Paul  :D
Do something today that your future self will thank you for - plant a tree

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

arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow: otherwise known as Covid Central (actually that's probably Devon),
Re: Hi everyone
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2021, 06:08:58 pm »
Surely @PaulStaffs the goats will help with the overgrown fields !?  Welcome to the forum.

Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: Hi everyone
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2021, 02:49:03 am »
Hi Paul, welcome, certainly sounds like you are in the right place.
Lucky you getting land adjacent to your house, I know how you feel, we managed to buy the land in front of our house, stopped the developers  ;D [size=78%].[/size]
Lots of good goat people here, but i suppose you've realised that. :)


PaulStaffs

  • Joined Sep 2021
Re: Hi everyone
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2021, 12:50:41 pm »
Thanks for the warm welcome 😁

I think the future with the goats is milk and breeding although initially theyíll just be pets whilst I find my feet - literally, as foot maintenance is something Iím concerned about and want to get to grips with. Iíll tap into the knowledge here for sure.

The goats would definitely like the overgrown field but I donít think Iíd ever find them again at the moment 😆👍

Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: Hi everyone
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2021, 05:58:24 pm »
 :D

 

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