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Grow yor own farm
Wed 27-Jun-12
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mutley
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Hi all sorry ive not been around have had no money for credit..

 

Anyway as you know i got some chickens some time back and got givern some gosslins (2)

and the duck called crispy so now we have 5 chickins 2 geese 1 duck and running out of room fast and as i only work 7 hr,s a week i have no money to play with, So called on a small farm and asked if i could help out in return for a small pice on land for free for our growing colection of friends.

And the farmer and me had  a chat  for somee time on what i could offer them 9 long story short i got 45 feet by 35ft free just to help out so now i want to get more chickens ie differnt breeds and more ducks, may have some rabbits comming for free very soon and also a cockrell to. now i would like to get a goat next as i saw offerd in another post i .would have to ask the farmer if it would be ok to keep it there, the problem is getting it back unless i can bungy it to the back of the motor bike as no side car.

i will ask on friday oh and i got a toad too.

All the best love nig & jade . ps she will love it as its a suprise for her.cheers

Wed 27-Jun-12
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Hello Nige, welcome back - however brief - ooh sounds like you will have your work cut out here. Sounds brill, and I reckon Jade will love it too.  ok

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Wed 27-Jun-12
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Hi back, i have to keep swapping the battires to and frow from the mouse to key board and its a pain and this key board has lots of spelling mistakes toowhistle

they have a 6 acre farm that they inherted a few years back so im helping them get it tidy as its all over grow , it good fun and get to drive the tractor ect they are nice people and said i can help myselt to wood ect for free if i need anything.

Wed 27-Jun-12
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Sounds like a good deal. I have had 7 ducklings and 1 chick hatch. All are out and about and growing fast. You may be able to get a cockeral free as most people want to get rid of surplus. Maybe the farmer could help. The cheapest and best way to grow your flock is naturally. Chickens are usually very good mothers.
I wish you success.

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Wed 27-Jun-12
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wave  Aw Nigel it is so good to hear from you again and it sounds like you have a good deal with the farmer.  I would like more ground too and next year may ask the farmer with the field next door to me about a piece of ground for my polytunnel  in return for produce.  You never know, he might just agree.  Good luck with it all and love to Jade.    big_hug

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Wed 27-Jun-12
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Brilliant Nige and good for you for taking the initiative. welldonecheers

Hope you get your piece of land too Danutabig_hug

Thu 28-Jun-12
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Many thanks wave it,s good fun but if the sun comes out ill be gone.

There is a lot of work to be done and lot,s of good finds i all ready have got my eye on a small trator/of sorts cant think of the name but its just growing nettels all around it. they have only one pig on the farm and about 9 empty and or rubbish, so i will offer to clean the lots out in return for 1 syty for free ( same deal) its in right state but would be worth it in the long run.

We then can get a wee piggy i_am_hungry  only jocking whistle big_laugh  and Rasher sound a good name to me.

Note to my self,i should right a book called, grow your own farm without usiing money working for free and paying nothing to live, slowley but surley im getting closer to getting off the grid and be free from the system cheers peace

Thu 28-Jun-12
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danast said:

wave  Aw Nigel it is so good to hear from you again and it sounds like you have a good deal with the farmer.  I would like more ground too and next year may ask the farmer with the field next door to me about a piece of ground for my polytunnel  in return for produce.  You never know, he might just agree.  Good luck with it all and love to Jade.    big_hug

GO for it, i sold my self ,offering them 6 benifits i could bring to the table in return for a small plot so yes do it.

 

May be you should say to the farmer you can have 1/3 of all the veg that you can grow whistle

Thu 28-Jun-12
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Aly said:

Sounds like a good deal. I have had 7 ducklings and 1 chick hatch. All are out and about and growing fast. You may be able to get a cockeral free as most people want to get rid of surplus. Maybe the farmer could help. The cheapest and best way to grow your flock is naturally. Chickens are usually very good mothers.
I wish you success.

Hi this is where i want to be my own flock would be well cool for me and jade.

Im going to try and get some shop window space for an addvert to go in at some time. the space is around 18" x 12 " in size and there area few space empty. i will offer the shop owner 6 eggs a week in return for a permant slot or 1 duck at christmas eather way i love hagglel-ing it,s good fun and helps get the deal .

Fri 29-Jun-12
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I now have 7 hens, 1 cockeral, 1 chick, 2 Rouen ducks, 2 Rouen drakes, 3 white Muscovy ducklings and 4 Rouen ducklings. Plenty of eggs for myself and friends. Hope you manage to increase your flock too. I love bartering but the French aren't really into it.

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Fri 29-Jun-12
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Its a lost art i fear haggeling is good fun and weakens the seller, then when at the lowest price you walk away from them saying no, the amount of people thet will call you back to get your money may still drop the price further, then when i close the deal i offer them back the differnce i got extra out of them , thats striikes up a good repore and everybody scrachies everybods eles back and comes out with a resualt.

Fri 29-Jun-12
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That's a great approach, Nige. Bread cast upon the waters often returns as strawberry shortcake, to quote a previous GF of mine. 

I love this thread. Good on you welldone 

The thing I like most about you is that you are a genuine tryer and a great bloke as well.

Would really love to meet you and Jade some day, maybe when times are better for you and you can afford to travel to ours for a day. I guess we all would love to meet you.

If you want to run an ad on the blog sidebar then just shout. We would love to help. 

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wave Good one Danny!!  welldone

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Mant thanks Danny may well keep you to that lol. we have some summmer hoiladays comming up soon and we would love to meet you and all the the members others to.

Took jade up the farm to help clean the rabbits out we stayed there for 4 hours and the farmer gave her 2 rabbits and 4 day old chicks that are in a box by her pillow big_laugh im just going to get her up for school now.

As for the blog i would love to do one but as you can tell my grammer ect is not very good.i will be abck on line after lunch and many thanks again all..cheers

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brilliant vision of the goat on the back of a motorbike...its made my day , trouble is my OH would do that then claim where in the traffic laws does it say you cant carry a goat on a Vespa, they frequently do in India 

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