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by MW1LCR
Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Carbon Off set
Replies: 7
Views: 1987

Re: Carbon Off set

We wouldn't supply the trees, all we would do is plant supplied trees in the field, and of course take care of them etc. So its sort of Carbon off setting on the cheap. People off set their Carbon consumption, we get a 2 - 3 acre woodland, and whoever supplies the trees gets some cash. I know there ...
by MW1LCR
Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Carbon Off set
Replies: 7
Views: 1987

Re: Carbon Off set

Hello mamos Well we havn't really thought this through, but one idea we had was this: Someone decides they want to plant a tree. We let them know what trees we can plant (the site varies from being wet, and straddling a stream to open hill side) in the different parts of the field. So it could be Oa...
by MW1LCR
Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:03 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Carbon Off set
Replies: 7
Views: 1987

Carbon Off set

Hello all We have about 2 - 3 acres of land that we are interested in using for Carbon off setting. We've looked at the woodland trust website, but they seem only to be interested in charging people lots of money to plant trees on woodland trust land, in return for a managed site. We want to do the ...
by MW1LCR
Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Building a Barn...er..shed!
Replies: 7
Views: 2940

Re: Building a Barn...er..shed!

Erm Wales

Filled in the profile...nice Aylesbury Duck.

Adrian
by MW1LCR
Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Building a Barn...er..shed!
Replies: 7
Views: 2940

Building a Barn...er..shed!

Hello everyone I am planning on building a shed cum barn on a piece of my land. I am going to use a number of old telegraph poles as up rights, and a corrugated tin roof on the top. The sides will be timber, as will the doors. All re-cycled, except for the nails, screws and hinges. Anyone got any ex...
by MW1LCR
Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:46 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Council !!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 949

Council !!!!!

Hello everyone, We have run into a problem with our sheep, and could do with some advice..... This maybe more of a planning issue, but I thought I would post this here, as it may well effect others. Here's the scenario: We have about 7 acres of land in North Wales, old farm house, out buildings etc....
by MW1LCR
Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Sheep and Registration
Replies: 1
Views: 412

Sheep and Registration

Hello everyone Well since my last post, we've gotten ourselves 15 chickens (and a cockeral called "le Grande Zizi" :wink: or Zizi for short, who is neurotic) 8 ducks, a 45 foot polytunnel, a small tractor and now, 4 sheep. Thing is we got the sheep to cut the grass in our fields as we plan on rotati...
by MW1LCR
Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Duck needed!
Replies: 2
Views: 851

Duck needed!

Has anyone got a Duck or two that they want to send to a good home ? Our Springer had a half blind, little white duck for lunch today, and our little boy (who is 2 and a bit) is going to miss his favorite duck! We already have 10 chickens, and 4 other Ducks...so a good home for a new arrival. We are...
by MW1LCR
Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:57 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: How do you sex a duck ?
Replies: 4
Views: 860

How do you sex a duck ?

How do you sex a duck ?

We have been given 4 ducks, and a drake...and we don't know which is the boy.....any ideas ?

Thanks
by MW1LCR
Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:38 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: keeping chickens safe
Replies: 12
Views: 2034

Livestock

We started with Chickens this year, and they are great fun, and just started laying eggs, our 2 year old loves his "chickens!" ...but we took the advice of a local Farmer and fenced them in.... We made a fence out of stock fencing, nailed to some half round and round posts. This was stretched like n...
by MW1LCR
Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Ducks and Chickens....
Replies: 5
Views: 1077

Ducks and Chickens....

Hello all, We have 10 Chickens (5 Warrens, 5 Black Rocks) and 5 Ducks (4Ducks and a Drake). The Chickens go in to their hen house around dusk every evening, and although young we are getting 3-4 eggs a day. The Chickens are cooland provide much entertainment to our 2 and bit year old son and a 2 yea...
by MW1LCR
Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:32 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Grass Cutting Sheep Needed....?
Replies: 17
Views: 4983

Hi
we have 6.5 Acres in North Wales. Outbuildings Cowshed, and a Stone Circle.

The house was built in 1610 and we are renovating it. (Well have been since May!) and just starting on the land.
by MW1LCR
Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:29 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Grass Cutting Sheep Needed....?
Replies: 17
Views: 4983

Thanks. The only thing is...... I have to work to pay for the restoration of the place, and the other half is in charge of 14month toddler. I can't always be home during the week (work) so its left to the other half to look after any animals we may have. So we're really looking for the easy option h...
by MW1LCR
Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:09 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Grass Cutting Sheep Needed....?
Replies: 17
Views: 4983

Grass Cutting Sheep Needed....?

Hi We have a field which is about 3 - 4 acres in size. We want to put a few sheep on the field to keep the grass down. The local farmer has offered to put some sheep on it, but we are reluctant to let him do this as, well frankly we don't trust him. So our other option is to put our own sheep on it....