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Author Topic: Newbie here from Worcester  (Read 926 times)

UKSmallsholder

  • Joined Feb 2022
Newbie here from Worcester
« on: February 28, 2022, 10:19:29 pm »
Just inherited a bit of a land and a farm and fishing for ideas on what to do with it!

chrismahon

  • Joined Dec 2011
  • Gascony, France
Re: Newbie here from Worcester
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2022, 02:10:43 pm »
The three obvious choices are to live there, rent out or sell. From experience just using it at weekends means a lot of work and the farmland will need management anyway. Just make sure you have proper contracts.


Perhaps a complete change of lifestyle for you if you want? All depends on your current circumstances.

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Newbie here from Worcester
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2022, 06:13:59 pm »
Hello and welcome. For many folk on here, that would be a dream come true. Owning land, in my book, comes with a great responsibility to steward it wisely - that doesn't mean knowing everything before you start, but it means taking the responsibility seriously and committing to lifelong learning.
As chrismahon says, do you want to farm it?

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Newbie here from Worcester
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2022, 04:43:55 pm »
Congratulations!  And welcome  :wave:

The possibilities are almost infinite, so maybe you could give us a bit more info?  Acreage, how used now, state of the land and its fences (if any), what buildings, that sort of thing.  And as the others have said, some indication of whether you might like to farm it yourselves, just live there, a bit of both, rent it out but retain it as a nest egg, etc etc.
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

Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: Newbie here from Worcester
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2022, 09:54:04 pm »
Wow, congratulations,
Exciting and daunting at the same time I should think.
So many questions, area?, buildings? Type of land, what's been done before?
What do YOU want? Do you like animals? Gardening?
 :)

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Newbie here from Worcester
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2022, 10:18:26 pm »
@UKSmallsholder hasn't been back on TAS since starting this thread.  Hoping a "mention" might help them find their way back here! 
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

 

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