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  • Joined Apr 2015
Where do I start?
« on: April 14, 2015, 03:31:20 pm »
 :wave: hi there, my partner and myself have the hankering for a simpler way of life, he is a hardworking mechanic in Edinburgh and I am a florist/student, we are both in our mid-forties and would really love to know some facts and figures of starting our own little small holding, we are looking to find somewhere with possibly a few acres to rent in the Scottish Borders, where he currently lives, any advice is most welcome :) thanks Julie


  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Where do I start?
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2015, 11:16:16 pm »
Get yourselves some experience - go WWOOFing
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


  • Joined Sep 2012
  • Angus
Re: Where do I start?
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2015, 01:12:25 am »
 :wave: from arbroath ,
Can't give you any figures, apart from alwYs looking for money for the next project and can't see me ever being a millionaire.

However there are things that money just can't buy and that's what makes it all worth while
pygmy goats, gsd, border collie, scots dumpys, cochins, araucanas, shetland ducks and geese,  marrans, and pea fowl in a pear tree.


  • Joined Jul 2013
  • Scottish Borders
    • Facebook
Re: Where do I start?
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2015, 09:04:00 am »
Hello, I am in the Borders too.


  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Where do I start?
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2015, 09:51:11 am »
Hi and welcome!
If you fancy a morning's slave labour free experience near Stirling any time, do drop me a PM!  ;D
"All fungi are edible. Some fungi are only edible once." -Terry Pratchett


  • Joined Aug 2014
Re: Where do I start?
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2015, 10:10:05 am »
Hello from Devon :wave:


  • Joined Mar 2013
  • Highlands, Scotland
  • Home is were my animals are.
Re: Where do I start?
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2015, 11:00:34 am »
Hi from Caithness  :wave:

Daisys Mum

  • Joined May 2009
  • Scottish Borders
Re: Where do I start?
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2015, 04:46:05 pm »
Hi and welcome, I am in the Borders too, finding somewhere to rent with land isn't easy, most houses with land are for sale but good luck  :wave:


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