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Wed 12-Jan-11
5:43 pm
Algarve, Portugal

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As mad as a box of smiling frogs?! big_laugh That made me laugh so much, not heard that expression before!!

Okidokie, I'll keep an eye out for scarecrow! Thank you foe the good luck, I'm going to need it!

Thank you for the warm welcome Michelle - ah good because, I'm going to sound silly quite a bit I imagine!!


Keep up to date with my adventures on my blog! :-)

Wed 12-Jan-11
8:31 pm
Cannock Chase


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EmmaDThomas said:


Okidokie, I'll keep an eye out for scarecrow!


i don't think her new cart will be up to the journey, its got to be 850 miles to your neck of the woods ,but you never know where her search for coffee and nicotine Will take her big_laughbig_laughbig_laugh

she usualy hangs around in Bonjour sa va

dont think she gets about to the other threads much ,the batteries in her laptop wont last that long whistle


sit down with a cupa and the urge will subside

Wed 16-Mar-11
8:55 pm
Scarborough, England
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Just catching up on posts.

What a dramatic sea change, Emma. It raises so many questions that we would love to know the answer to.


 - how big is your smallholding

- was it cleared or did you have to spend months digging up weeds

 - have you invested in livestock

 - how are you finding the whole experience to date

The very best of good luck to you cheers

Never knowingly underfed

Tue 22-Mar-11
10:26 am
Algarve, Portugal

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Hi Danny,


My small holding is small indeed... just under 5,000 m2... I have rented a large feild too for the horses.

We spent months clearing it... the weeds we chest high!!

I will be buying chickens next month... got a big distracted with a couple of horses that needed a home so have been busy making them a paddock/stable! Planning on buying a couple of goats too but as I understand it they need super duper fencing! Other than that, just planning to create an area for an animal rescue centre.

We are moving as fast as money allows!

I am loving every minute of it... it truly feels like this is how I am supposed to be living...

Little frustrating in that I want it all up and running already but I am grateful to have the opportunity to live this life in the first place! 🙂

Thank you for the good luck, I'll need it!!

Emma 🙂

Keep up to date with my adventures on my blog! :-)

Tue 22-Mar-11
11:25 am
Bucks/Oxon Border

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sorry  I am late to make you welcome, somehow I missed this thread. I am a comparative newcomer but I love it. People here are very supportive as well as being great fun. They are also very generous in sharing their knowledge.

Your new life sounds very busy already & likely to get a lot more so as you get more animals. It will be interesting to hear how it all plans out as time goes by.

Good luck with everything.



"The beautiful is as useful as the useful...perhaps more so."

from Les Miserables

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