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Hi from Bolton
Thu 3-Feb-11
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Tristar
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Hi everyone, my name is Keith and I live on the moors above Bolton, we have just managed to buy 30 acres of meadowland which is attached to our house, dont have a clue what to do with it  yet, but I have just got my farm holding number so I will be able to buy some livestock, if anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear them.

Another "hobby" is I make my own biodiesel from waste chip oil from local pubs on which I run my car on at a cost of 9 pence per litre with no reduction in mpg, if anyone would like any info or help in setting up a system just give me a call.

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wave  Hello Keith, welcome to the forum, you sound like a useful chap to have around!  Looking forward to hearing what you'll be doing with that land, have you any experience in farming?

I'll try that again!

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Hello Keith, I'm new too and have been made to feel so welcome by this lovely crowd, I'm sure you'll enjoy it here and get to feel like one of a big, happy family very soon, just like I have. wave

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

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Welcome Keith, amazingly enough your not far from my mother's home. She lives on the moors at Darwen and has a shop at the Last Drop Village.cheers Will be interested to know what your going to do with your 30 acress too, I have 33 acres in Latvia and no animals yet.

Thu 3-Feb-11
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Hi Keith

The biodiesel sounds interesting, is it difficult or expensive to set up, we have one diesel car and an old tractor.

As for the acreage = would love to know what you decide to do, I'll love a few dexter cattle

Thu 3-Feb-11
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wave Hi Keith and welcome to the Forum.  You will fit in well here and we will be looking forward to hearing of your progress.

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Fri 4-Feb-11
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Hi Keith and welcome to the world of learning ,

with 30 acres i would say you have some learning to do .i know a couple that mix sheep and goats on about twelve acres and they go together really well ,the sheep eat the grass and the goats eat everything else ,(i didn't know till i spoke to them that goats don't really like nice green grass) but much prefer weeds and hedgrows ,keep us informed as you unravel the mysteries of farming ,it sounds like you have some exciting times ahead ,MOSok

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