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feathersandfibre



Joined: 25 Dec 2013
Posts: 57

PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 16 8:21 pm    Post subject: Hello  Reply with quote    

Just thought I'd pop in and say hi 😀.
I have been here briefly before actually a few years ago but am back under different circumstances for one reason and another. I am hoping to embark on running my own smallholding in the not to distant future, once I've found the right place to buy or rent. I'm considering going back into chickens which I've done before and as a keen crocheter (I'm not sure that's an actual word) I am thinking about branching out into possibly angora goats. Not expecting to make millions but need a plan that will bring in a bit of pocket money.
Other than that I am hoping to get out of this hectic lifestyle I'm living now where my work takes over everything, and instead work hard for me, doing the things that make me happy. I'd like to grow more and maybe raise a few animals for meat (we've done a few pigs before).
So anyway that's me, hoping to chat to a few like minded folk while I but together some sort of viable plan for the future and hopefully put it into practice 😊.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 33030
Location: yes
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 16 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

hello ,chooks and pigs etc is very nice as a place to start a plan.

Piggyphile



Joined: 02 Apr 2009
Posts: 891
Location: Galicia
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 16 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Welcome, it all sounds like a good plan

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 35870
Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 16 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Welcome

feathersandfibre



Joined: 25 Dec 2013
Posts: 57

PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 16 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks for the welcome.
Piggyphile, is that your piggy? We have three and I love them. Such fab pets!

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 8919

PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 16 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Good luck with it. Look forward to hearing how you are getting on.

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 5880
Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 16 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Welcome from Ayrshire in Scotland
Hope your plans succeed.
Which county/country are you in?

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
Posts: 1446
Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 16 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Welcome from mid Wales, let us know how you progress.

feathersandfibre



Joined: 25 Dec 2013
Posts: 57

PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 16 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hi all, I'm in Nottinghamshire at the moment, though houses with a few acres seem few and far between here!

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 33030
Location: yes
PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 16 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

feathersandfibre wrote:
Thanks for the welcome.
Piggyphile, is that your piggy? We have three and I love them. Such fab pets!


we also have pigs ,there have been many over the years but at the mo we only have olive croutons and miriam dustpoodle ,when i was a kid i had more than i could count as they were rather free range and tt had 14 after 4 new ones arrived expectant .recently i think 7 was the maximum tribe.
g pigs are my big pig substitute at the mo as we are too urban for eating porkers which i decided i really like as critters as well as dinner when helping out around the farm.

mousjoos



Joined: 05 Jun 2006
Posts: 1977
Location: VERY Sunny SW France
PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 16 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hello & welcome

feathersandfibre



Joined: 25 Dec 2013
Posts: 57

PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 16 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Had a little look at available property in our area today and it looks like we are going to need to up the budget a little more than we had thought😕. Next step is finishing touches to the current property, then get it valued. Then we will know how much we have to play with.

Till then I will have to practice the bit I'm not so good at - growing stuff! In our tiny veg plot. That'll be tomorrow's project to sort out then! Also along with starting to think about some sort of business plan I think seeing as it looks like we will have a hefty mortgage to cover!

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