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Wannabe Escapee

  • Joined Jun 2021
Sheffield Pre empting newbie.
« on: June 29, 2021, 03:22:37 pm »
Hi,
I'm a 52 year old counting down the years till I'm 55 and will have paid the mortgage, my boy leaves school and I can take voluntary early retirement and then join you lovely guys living the dream with my family.
I'm hoping to buy a max 3acre plot for predominantly vegatables and the inevitable odd hen and what not. 
I hope that needing an income won't be necessary (we don't spend much anyway) and that an honesty box would provide beer money.
So is it a small holding or big allotment? At this stage I don't know.  What I do know is that for 200k I can get something in Wales or the North East of England so I have joined the site for potential hazards and trip falls before taking the plunge.
Look forward to reading as much content as I can.
« Last Edit: June 29, 2021, 08:42:03 pm by Wannabe Escapee »

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Sheffield Pre empting newbie.
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2021, 08:50:07 am »
Hello and welcome to TAS  :wave:
If you don't need to make cash money, then you're in a good position. You can produce an awful lot of your own food. You will need cash though - pigs and poultry will need bought in food.

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Sheffield Pre empting newbie.
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2021, 11:36:57 pm »
Hi and welcome to the forum from sunny Shropshire    :sunshine:  I'm not sure where Rosemary got the pigs from because I only saw a reference to 'the odd hen'. but three acres is a good size smallholding. My smallholding is a reasonable sized garden where I grow fruit and veg and did keep goats.

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Sheffield Pre empting newbie.
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2021, 08:42:08 am »
I'm not sure where Rosemary got the pigs from because I only saw a reference to 'the odd hen'.
I got it from knowing smallholders for a couple of decades and clocking the "and what not" that followed "the inevitable odd hen".  :innocent:

 

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