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Community => Introduce yourself => Topic started by: 3acre on September 29, 2013, 12:50:57 pm

Title: hi
Post by: 3acre on September 29, 2013, 12:50:57 pm
I would just like to say hi and what a great site this is we have just got a house and use of a 3 acre Field. has any one got an idea where i may be able to get a planning tool to help plan out the use of the land we are starting with about an acre and hope to build up to use the rest we are in Devon the Field is south facing on a slope any help/advice would be great :wave:
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Post by: mojocafa on September 29, 2013, 01:26:14 pm
Hello and welcome from arbroath
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Post by: Rosemary on September 29, 2013, 01:29:32 pm
Hello and welcome from Carnoustie  :wave:
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Post by: marka on September 29, 2013, 01:32:13 pm
Hello and welcome from soon to be Moray.

Regards

Mark
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Post by: EcoGypsy on September 29, 2013, 02:14:27 pm
 :wave: hello from sunny Cambridgeshire!
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Post by: devonlad on September 29, 2013, 02:21:12 pm
not sure about a planning tool but enjoy working it out. Presumably we're not so very far from you- same county at least. I'm about 10 miles north of Crediton, sort of middle of nowhere- welcome aboard-
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Post by: lachlanandmarcus on September 29, 2013, 03:40:59 pm
Theres a Paul Heiney bookpublished by Dorling Kindersley which has some plans for using small holding land areas of varying sizes? It's not in depths but is very inspiring for planning out your use of the land.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Home-Farm-Practical-Guide-Good/dp/0751304611/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380465539&sr=1-5&keywords=Paul+heiney (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Home-Farm-Practical-Guide-Good/dp/0751304611/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380465539&sr=1-5&keywords=Paul+heiney)
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Post by: EcoGypsy on September 29, 2013, 05:55:06 pm
A few good books which I can recommend, bits about planning can be found there also, especially in Holzer's:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Smallholders-Manual-Katie-Thear/dp/1861265557/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380473429&sr=8-1&keywords=smallholders+manual (http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Smallholders-Manual-Katie-Thear/dp/1861265557/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380473429&sr=8-1&keywords=smallholders+manual)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sepp-Holzers-Permaculture-1-Holzer/dp/1856230597/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380473530&sr=8-1&keywords=holzer+permaculture (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sepp-Holzers-Permaculture-1-Holzer/dp/1856230597/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380473530&sr=8-1&keywords=holzer+permaculture)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Self-Sufficiency-Bible-Simon-Dawson/dp/1780285418/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380473603&sr=8-1&keywords=self-sufficiency+bible (http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Self-Sufficiency-Bible-Simon-Dawson/dp/1780285418/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380473603&sr=8-1&keywords=self-sufficiency+bible)

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Post by: Mad Goatwoman of Madeley on September 29, 2013, 09:38:58 pm
 :wave: ad welcome from  :sunshine: Shropshire.
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Post by: JulieWall on September 30, 2013, 11:31:27 am
 :wave: hello
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Post by: Rosemary on September 30, 2013, 11:43:53 am
And if you want to knit your own knickers and make bricks to build your house, try John Seymour's Complete Guide to Self Sufficiency  ;D
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Post by: EcoGypsy on September 30, 2013, 12:51:42 pm
And if you want to knit your own knickers and make bricks to build your house, try John Seymour's Complete Guide to Self Sufficiency  ;D

On my wish list on amazon, as priority!  :farmer:
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Post by: ZaktheLad on September 30, 2013, 01:32:00 pm
 :wave:
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Post by: Penninehillbilly on September 30, 2013, 02:13:54 pm
And if you want to knit your own knickers and make bricks to build your house, try John Seymour's Complete Guide to Self Sufficiency  ;D
I have the original version, very useful for basic ideas and always interesting to dip into, I've only had a quick glance at the new one, anyone know how it compares?
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(Sorry 3acre, meant to say welcome as well  :) )
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Post by: Mammyshaz on September 30, 2013, 08:25:46 pm
 :wave: hello and welcome from Durham
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Post by: 3acre on October 02, 2013, 06:25:21 pm
hi all thanks for the welcome and tips