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millymoomoo
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Another newbie!

Post: # 181738Post millymoomoo »

Hello all :wave:

I have been lurking on this site for well over a year now and decided I really should say helloooo!

I live in Gloucestershire with my partner, my 13yr old son and nearly 2yr old daughter. I have had an allotment now for just under a year. We managed potatoes, peas, runner beans, broad beans, pumpkins, cabbage, sweetcorn, carrots, beetroot, manky onions and brown cauliflowers this year :oops: Anyway this year I need to be a lot more organised. My partner is very likely to be diagnosed with Coeliacs disease (and possibly my 2yr old too) so I need to make the most of my allotment as our food budget is going to have to a lot higher this coming year :pale:

I would love to keep chickens on the allotment (which is allowed) but I worry that something will happen to them. My back garden is small so I don't know if would be a good idea to have them at home.

Apart from that I would love to start making homemade wine and I have just been reading the guide to hopefully get started.

Anyway just wanted to say hello everyone, hope you all had a fab Christmas.

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Re: Another newbie!

Post: # 181739Post Green Aura »

Hello and welcome to Ish :wave:

Sounds like you've got off to a good start. Hope OH is OK.
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Post: # 181743Post JillStephens7 »

Hello :wave:

Best wishes, Jill

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Post: # 181744Post old tree man »

Hello :wave:
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Post: # 181746Post Thomzo »

Hi and Welcome

I can thoroughly recommend keeping chickens. Are you afraid of foxes getting them or vandals of the human variety? A good sturdy run will give them lots of protection. I've got one made from an old security cage from a warehouse that was closing down. It's a metal mesh, too strong for foxes or casual vandals to get into. I've seen the same sort of panels second hand in reclamation yards.

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Re: Another newbie!

Post: # 181747Post red »

welcome :flower:
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Post: # 181760Post spitfire »

hello from california :sunny: and welcome :salute:
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Re: Another newbie!

Post: # 181776Post Millymollymandy »

Hi and welcome!
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millymoomoo
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Re: Another newbie!

Post: # 181809Post millymoomoo »

Thankyou for the welcomes!

Yeh it's the fox/vandals stopping me from having chickens at the mo :( I'm such a worrier :lol: I will have to go and visit our local reclamation place and see what I can find for a run. My OH has already built me a chicken house, bless him.

I'll keep thinking about it.

P.S It's one of those days today, I intended to go to the allotment and get a lot done. The weather here is awful though, I hate that!

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Post: # 181816Post Milims »

Hi there and welcome :wave: I'd second the chicken thing - not only do they give fantastic eggs but they are a real pleasure to have. Your kids will love them and like growing your own veg you know what's gone into what you are eating - a big concern when your loved ones health is a concern
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Re: Another newbie!

Post: # 181853Post spider8 »

Hello and welcome and good luck with the chickens. My parents kept chickens (going back a few years now!) and they were wonderful, really fun. :wave:
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Post: # 181870Post indy »

Hi and welcome to Ish :salute:
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Re: Another newbie!

Post: # 182143Post MuddyWitch »

Welcome to ISH :flower:

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