Taking a year off

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Taking a year off

Post: # 283914Post doofaloofa »

This year I am building us a new extension, so I have decided to take a year off from the gardening to free up valuable time in the spring, when I will be going full steam ahead on the building project

That means no pigs, and maybe no turkeys for christmas

I am feeling a great weight lifted from my shoulders
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Will the garden go away or turn into a jungle whilst you are building the extension? Can understand you not having pigs and turkeys whilst you are building - bad mixture.

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Post: # 283922Post doofaloofa »

Hopefully the extension will be sealed against the elements (and therefore work can slow) by the late summer, so the turkeys/geese will still be viable

I am planning to start to get more bonhams to sell live, so pigs may also happen, i just wont try to grow the fodder

I though I'd cover the garden in black plastic for the year, or maybe sow some rye in the late spring as a forage for the geese/turkeys to graze
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Post: # 283923Post ojay54 »

From my personal experience,the 'relief of not having to care 24/7 for stock very quickly becomes a feeling of abject loss.It's 2 years + since we said goodbye to the pigs (and goats) and now I only think about them 4 or 5 times a day.You'll want them back as soon as .

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Post: # 283924Post diggernotdreamer »

So you had a weight off your shoulders, no pigs, turkey etc.............................

....................... and now you might do turkeys and also pigs may be an option, maybe you should just put in a few spuds and cabbage just for the sheer hell of it. Isn't that what is known in political circles as a u turn

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Post: # 283925Post doofaloofa »

I'm glad you asked me that question...

the 'weight' is planning and growing a full garden

The animals are way less work(now our infrastructure is good) and will come after the bulk of the building is over

rather than half do both I thought 'feck it' put the veggies on hold till next year
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In short, I am undecided about the pigs and turkeys and geese
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Post: # 283927Post diggernotdreamer »

you missed out saying 'going forward'

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Post: # 283928Post doofaloofa »

You'll still vote for me though?

Right?
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Post: # 283931Post Flo »

Just get on with the building will you instead of trying to make decisions? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: It's far too early in the year for decisions - well up here anyway when outside work starts on 1st March, give or take a foot of snow and frost.

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Post: # 285030Post Flo »

The question is - is doofa building the extension or is he keeping pigs, turkeys and geese or is he gardening? :mrgreen:

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Post: # 285034Post doofaloofa »

All of the above

The family are away on holidays for 2 weeks, so I have taken the opportunity to join the house and extension roofs

The swedes are looking good to
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Re: Taking a year off

Post: # 285053Post Flo »

About this year off then? What went wrong with the plans?

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Post: # 285056Post doofaloofa »

Just growing the one crop has been way less stressfull than a mixed garden, and though there was a good deal of work to do earlier, the crop is looking after itself at the moment

or something
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Post: # 285059Post Flo »

You must be able to do a lot with that one crop then. :mrgreen:

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