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Mon 28-May-12
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sue15cat
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Hiya, my name is Sue and I was told all about this wonderful Forum by Sooliz smile, so I popped over to take a peek and found myself signing up.

 

I live on four acres of rented land in Berkshire with my 4 cats, 3 dogs and an ever increasing number of chickens, everytime one dies I seem to buy two more!! We downsized to here so we can save for our very own patch of land and finally put down long term roots.

 

We used to breed Rare Breed Pigs and we miss them like mad, but I'm content for the moment growing all our own fruit and veg and looking after my girls (the chickens).  Once we move again we will have pigs, goats, a couple of lambs (lawn mowers) and maybe even a little diddy donkey if I can smuggle it in!

 

I'm a vegetarian and my long suffering other half is a commited carnivore, somehow it all works out okay in the end.  He wanted to breed Turkeys for Christmas but I put him off when I said I would want to keep them all as pets!!  smile

 

(Oh, and the cat in my little picture is Archie, the cheekiest, fluffiest and friendliest of our little bunch.)

Mon 28-May-12
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Welcome!  You come highly recommended don't you? big_laugh Enjoy it here, we all do.

I'll try that again!

Mon 28-May-12
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Always good to have another vegetarian on board. Welcome

Trying to enjoy life as it is

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Mon 28-May-12
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Hello Sue, fancy seeing you here! big_laugh

Glad you signed up, you'll have loads of experienced tales to tell.  There are several chicken owners on here (alas, not us cry), and everyone's interested in gardening, growing veggies, cooking, eating laugh, home brewing, crafts....oh, and having a good laugh wink.

Welcome big_hug, we won't even hold the vegetarian bit against you!! big_laugh  Aly is another veggie with a carnivore OH.  Husband and I are confirmed carnivores, but we do enjoy good-tasting veggie dishes too and have a vegetarian day at least once a week.

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

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How do the two of you know each other -  in the real world or the virtual world?

I'll try that again!

Mon 28-May-12
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Welcome Sue, I'm sure your wide experience will be of great help to us. I love my chickens but I do eat the surplus boys when they start getting very noisy. I have Dorkings & Dorking crosses (with White Plymouth Rocks)....nice natured birds & not too heavy for me to manage now I am getting a bit frail. I look forward to your posts & hearing about your plans for the future.

Nadine aka Hattie  wave

 

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from Les Miserables

Mon 28-May-12
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Toffeeapple said:

How do the two of you know each other -  in the real world or the virtual world?

 

Virtual world TA.....I've been following Sue's blog(s) for a while now.  Her lifestyle is pretty much what I'd like mine to be!

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

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Sounds interesting.

I'll try that again!

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Welcome Sue - 'Sue15cat' - do you have intentions of 15 cats ????  whistle   big_laugh

As TA says, you come highly recommended.

Stick with us - you know it makes sense ! big_laugh   big_laugh

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Mon 28-May-12
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I have just realised that I used to read her blog before her last move!  Small world, eh?

I'll try that again!

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Welcome Sue, hope you enjoy the banter on here, always lots of ideas - some of them even useful!

Tue 29-May-12
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Hiya, thanks for all the nice welcomes smile  Sooliz said you were a nice friendly lot, she was right ok

 

brightspark - I wouldn't dream of having 15 cats!!  I got the nickname when I used to go on the online dating sites (that's how I met my Lovely Hubby....see sometimes you get lucky!!).  I knew if any bloke thought I was a mad middle aged woman with 15 cats he would be a special guy to contact me laugh

 

Although saying that if there was ever a little moggie that needed a home I can never say no.  That's how we ended up with the two extra cats we have now.   Our landlord (who is leasing us this house and land while he works in Singapore for 3 years) and his family had two pet cats that they couldn't take with them, so I said 'no problem' to looking after them for the 3 years.  Very nicely in return, he pays for his gardener/handyman to come once a month to whip round on the ride on lawn mower and cut all the grass here and do any little jobs we need outdoors.  Happy result.

Tue 29-May-12
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A quick link to my Blog if you want to visit and see what I'm up to at the moment  smile

 

       Our New Life in the Country

 

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enjoyed reading about nature taking back over

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Hi Sue - reading up on your Harcombe diet experience. Sounds interesting and results appear to be impressive.

Good luck with it! 

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