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  • Joined Sep 2018
    • Brownstone Orchard Blog
Hello from Brownstone Orchard
« on: September 07, 2018, 08:32:58 pm »
Hello everyone  :wave:

So glad we've found this forum, we're first time small holders, that's very small holders! We have 3 acres with 3 orchards a paddock, an allotment and some woodland.

We're planning to become as self sufficient as possible in 5 years time, well, that's the plan so we'll see how it goes, looking forward to reading about everyones experiences and adventures.

Gemma & Struan


  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow in October: reclaimed !
Re: Hello from Brownstone Orchard
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2018, 03:28:07 pm »
Welcome Gemma & Struan to the forum.  3 ac will keep you busy enough.  Wishing you best of luck with your venture.


  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Hello from Brownstone Orchard
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2018, 04:20:01 pm »
Hello and welcome to TAS.  Whereabouts are you?  We are in Southern Scotland and keep rare breed sheep, laying hens and a handful of Shetland geese (which do nothing but make a mess).  We grow lots of fruit and veg, with the help of a polytunnel, and spend a lot of our time caring for our local environment.  We have never tried to be self sufficient but we produce a lot of the food we consume, and more than enough wool for me to process  :spin: :knit:
Do something today that your future self will thank you for - plant a tree

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


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