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sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 08 6:43 pm    Post subject: Livestock pipedreams? Reply with quote    

Just for fun- what critter would you love to keep/herd/wrangle but know you won't for whatever reason?

gil
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 08 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

A hill flock of Herdwick sheep, in Cumbria.


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Mrs Fiddlesticks



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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 08 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

a horse for 'pony and trap' or other working duties. That would cut down the petrol bill

Alpacas always look fun and I think Tim would like ducks and goats.

All off the list due to space and time.

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 08 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'd like working horses, I'm not a 'pony' sort of person but I'd love to learn to handle a plough team.

Yak always look rather fun too

Citrine



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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 08 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Goats - they fascinate me!

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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 08 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The Chillingham herd

Gervase



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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 08 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sally_in_wales wrote:
I'd like working horses, I'm not a 'pony' sort of person but I'd love to learn to handle a plough team.

Me too - it's always been one of my dreams. That and sailing on a square rigger.
Old fashioned, me?

Penny Outskirts



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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 08 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'd be a donkey and cart girl, and I'd like a really tame Jersey cow.

I miss Derek though - gave him a quick cuddle last night as he was roaming around, didn't seem to mind too much

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 08 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Gervase wrote:
That and sailing on a square rigger.
Old fashioned, me?


Me too, I very nearly applied to crew on the tall ships race when I was young and fit and sailing a lot, always regretted never doing it.

Penny Outskirts



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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 08 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mee too I used to sail dingies, but would have loved to hit the high seas.

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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 08 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

A donkey, but I haven't found a good enough reason to justify it yet.

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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 08 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Andrea wrote:
A donkey, but I haven't found a good enough reason to justify it yet.


Well how about the price of fuel It's much cheaper to keep a donkey to go to the shops with, than it is to have a car. Ask Chokuri. I fully intend to do it once we are settled

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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 08 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yak, if I had to pick one, but all of my live stock dreams are piped ones, at the moment - I'd like merino sheep, wensleydales, bluefaced leicesters, cashmere goats, alpacas (I know they are ostriches, but I want the fibre - it's such a dream to work with) and also ducks, chickens (arucanas, wyandottes, orpingtons and welsummers) and bees. Himself would like silkies.

I have no land, am forbidden poultry and bees until we have more space to keep them from himself, and am pretty skittish around cattle. Plus I don't have time breathe as it is. Pipe dreams are not likely to become reality any time soon, barring lottery wins!

Andrea



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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 08 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Penny wrote:
Andrea wrote:
A donkey, but I haven't found a good enough reason to justify it yet.


Well how about the price of fuel It's much cheaper to keep a donkey to go to the shops with, than it is to have a car. Ask Chokuri. I fully intend to do it once we are settled


It takes me 40 minutes to get to the shops as it is! It would be an all day expedition with a donkey. And how about the baby seat?

I'd like ducks too.

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Pel



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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 08 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

[quote="Andrea"]
Penny wrote:
Andrea wrote:
A donkey, but I haven't found a good enough reason to justify it yet.


Well how about the price of fuel It's much cheaper to keep a donkey to go to the shops with, than it is to have a car. Ask Chokuri. I fully intend to do it once we are settled [/quot

It takes me 40 minutes to get to the shops as it is! It would be an all day expedition with a donkey. And how about the baby seat?

I'd like ducks too.


baby seat.... get those saddle bags and adjust as if they were being carried by a human (baby sling/carry) then you could have one either side

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