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Hello from Sweden
Sat 2-Nov-13
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renee

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Hi everyone, born and bred in Yorkshire, I have spent half my life in Denmark. Got homesick for the hills and moors so I went North to central Sweden four years ago.

 Here I have 60 acres of rough grazing and forest. I live in an scarcely  populated area, I think there are more bears around me than people ;-)

I have been very interested in self- sufficiency for all my adult life. I have two fjord horses and 10 sheep. Next week  they will be joined by two in-calf heifers.

 I spend most of my time looking after my animals , my small garden, chopping wood and working with wool.

As I have no television I spend a lot of time in the dark winter nights corresponding with other small holders around the world so I am looking forward to participating in "The Cottage Smallholder" wave 

Sat 2-Nov-13
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wave  Hi Renee and welcome to the Forum.  I am looking forward to hearing of your life in Sweden and I am sure you will make many friends on here if you wish.

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Hi Renee welcome to the forum

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Welcome Renée, I don't think we have had anyone from Sweden here before.  I lived there in 1970, in Lessebo, Smalland.  It is a magical country and I look forward to hearing more about your life there.

I'll try that again!

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You said those magic words "working with wool". Welcome indeed!wave

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Welcome Renée, I don't think we have had anyone from Sweden here before.  I lived there in 1970, in Lessebo, Smalland.  It is a magical country and I look forward to hearing more about your life there.

 

 

Aren't Ray & Helle from Denmark/Sweden?

(Or have I got it wrong .... ? doh )

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When did we last hear from them, do you know?

I'll try that again!

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Toni, I thought it was about 3 weeks ago - after a long absence ...

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Hello and welcome, Renee wave

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Toffeeapple said
.  I lived there in 1970, in Lessebo, Smalland.  It is a magical country

Magical is indeed the word ;-)
I was just across the border from Småland at the weaving exhibition in Glimåkra, (the home of the weaving looms) last weekend.

It was still Autumn there so I got this photo

[Image Can Not Be Found]IMG_1120.JPGImage EnlargerI live 600 miles further North.

Yesterday I took this view from a local village hall where I was spinning for the All Saints market

IMG_1163.JPGImage EnlargerIt is surprisingly mild for the time of year. We have only had snow once so far this season

Thank you for your warm welcomes. What were you doing in Lessebo Toffee apple?

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Welcome, Renee, it will be wonderful to hear all about your day to day life, looking forward to it. Tinawave

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Renée, I fell in love with a Swede (and his motorbike) and went to live in the house that he shared with his uncle Sven.  The house was 300 years old, all the windows were triple glazed and every bedroom had a dressing room and a stove, I was entranced.

I'll try that again!

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Toni, sorry I was wrong - the last time I saw their names was indeed about 3 weeks ago, but it was a quote from ?smokers cottage? and it was here. Reference the pheasant recipe. My mistake!

 

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Ooh welcome! I look forward to hearing about your ventures. I moved to rural Normandy and am trying to become self sufficient. It is a steep learning curve and I am open to suggestions ( keep it clean please!). That is a lot of land you have. And bears! I have wild boar around me.

Trying to enjoy life as it is

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Hi Renee - all this to-ing and fro-ing, I forgot to welcome you to the forum.

Sounds like you have your hands full with all that land, and the animals too. ok

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