Hi from the Isle of Islay

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janeislay
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Hi from the Isle of Islay

Post: # 268256Post janeislay »

Hi
I've got a huge thirst for information and am always looking for answers :dontknow:

I breed Highland ponies on the Isle of Islay - due west of Glasgow and about two hours out in the Atlantic - and I cross-graze the ponies with short-tailed sheep. We produce the most fantastic flavoured sheep (Icelandic crosses) and are totally self sufficient in meat - venison, sheep and pigs - as well as fishing for mackerel for much of the summer.

Looking forward to reading more of the posts...........
Jane

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Re: Hi from the Isle of Islay

Post: # 268272Post Odsox »

Hi Jane, welcome to 'ish. :wave:
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Post: # 268273Post merlin »

Sounds fantasic! Welcome
A few short films of us making home made food and drink in Bulgaria
http://inbulgaria.co.uk/

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Post: # 268276Post okra »

Welcome and happy ishing

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Post: # 268300Post marshlander »

Hello, sounds idyllic :hello2:
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hello and welcome
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Re: Hi from the Isle of Islay

Post: # 268446Post crepesuzette »

I just did a double-take on your post. I misread it and thought you were cross-breeding ponies and sheep!
Are you able to grow much on the Isle of Islay? Looks beautiful from pictures on the net.

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Hi there and welcome :wave:
Let us be lovely
And let us be kind
Let us be silly and free
It won't make us famous
It won't make us rich
But damn it how happy we'll be!
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Re: Hi from the Isle of Islay

Post: # 268619Post janeislay »

crepesuzette wrote:I just did a double-take on your post. I misread it and thought you were cross-breeding ponies and sheep!
Are you able to grow much on the Isle of Islay? Looks beautiful from pictures on the net.
Ha ha :icon_smile: - haven't started crossing ponies and sheep yet :icon_smile:

Apart from the weekly hurricanes, it's quite mild here in the Gulf Stream. I should grow more than I do, but my raised beds do well during the summer. This year all my garlic got blown out of the soil !

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