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Photo: The Cottage at dusk in the snow

Photo: The Cottage at dusk in the snow

Christmas Day and Boxing Day were great fun but exhausting so I spent most of yesterday tucked up in bed with the Min Pins and my laptop. I had planned to plant some bulbs – yes a bit late, I know. The earth is still quite frozen so bulb planting will have to wait.

What with Christmas and the gate side stand I’ve been pretty busy and haven’t had a chance to get on the forum recently. Yesterday I spent a happy couple of hours there. You have made it a great place to visit. Almost like going to the best pub in the world.

Here I found interesting, stimulating ideas and lots of laughter. Thank you so much everyone who has contributed. Generally I find forums a bit dull and tend to go on grab the information that I need and then leave. This is a totally different experience and I’m delighted that it’s working so well.

If you are registered on The Cottage Smallholder site just click on the forum button at the top of the page and you will be able to read and contribute. If you are not registered you will be able to read the threads but not contribute – in this way we avoid receiving automated spam.

The forum has become the third most popular place to visit on the site. It doesn’t appear on the Top Twenty list as it is not an article. Now I can see why it is attracting so much interest. If you haven’t yet ventured on to have a peek, you won’t regret the visit.

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  1. Just came across your blog from a google search for smallholder forums. Its very well designed and laid out. Glad to hear your forum is active and will check it out now.

  2. Fiona Nevile

    Hi Chris

    Great idea – thank you.

  3. What a beautiful seasonal picture. Next year’s Christmas card maybe..?

  4. Fiona Nevile

    Hello Joy

    Thanks for leaving a comment. The forum is good fun and packed with useful tips too.

  5. Thanks, Fiona, it just shows how much I look properly because I’ve been reading the blog for months but didn’t notice that there was more to the site than that. I’m now having fun exploring!

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