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by clanpowell
Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Moving country to be self sufficient
Replies: 62
Views: 14344

Moving country to be self sufficient

Hi It was suggested that we should start a thread to talk about how our planned move to France to lead a self-sufficient lifestyle goes. (Cheers to Muddywitch for putting up with my dim question!) Story so far. Having exhausted our garden for its growing potential and livestock possibilities, we rea...
by clanpowell
Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Living on your own land
Replies: 13
Views: 3109

Re: Living on your own land

'es got a point. We are moving to France to be more selfsufficient because it simply costs too much here. You cant get property with land here unless you can get your hands on nearly 1/2 million pounds. Same thing in France you can get for round about £150000. For us it's become a bit of a no braine...
by clanpowell
Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:49 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Germany
Replies: 8
Views: 838

Re: Hello from Germany

Guten Tag
Where in Germany are you?
by clanpowell
Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from sunny Shropshire
Replies: 15
Views: 1567

Re: Hello from sunny Shropshire

Hi
We want goats once we hit France, any tips?
by clanpowell
Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello everybody
Replies: 17
Views: 1745

Re: Hello everybody

Hello and welcome! :wave: I am jealous about your project for the fact that you will be going before us... We will be heading to France too, but probably not before 2012. Lots of things to organize in the mean time, so it may go quick :iconbiggrin: Where are you heading in France? Currently looking...
by clanpowell
Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello everybody
Replies: 17
Views: 1745

Re: Hello everybody

Millymollymandy wrote:PBGVs? :dontknow: Hi and welcome! Guess I can tell which of your names are the chickens. :iconbiggrin:
PBGVs are a type of dog. Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Imagine a hairy snoopy and you're pretty much there.
by clanpowell
Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello everybody
Replies: 17
Views: 1745

Re: Hello everybody

Muddy Witch, apologies for being a bit dim but how do you go about setting up a thread? Never done this online forum, communication thing before!
by clanpowell
Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:31 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello everybody
Replies: 17
Views: 1745

Re: Hello everybody

To answer an earlier qu. We are in Uley, deepest darkest Gloucestershire.
by clanpowell
Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Old Pickled Onions?
Replies: 1
Views: 436

Old Pickled Onions?

Hi
We found some old home pickled onions sitting at the back of our larder. They are far to spicy to eat as they are now. Anyone got any ideas on what to do with them? We really dont want to throw them away.
Clan Powell
by clanpowell
Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello everybody
Replies: 17
Views: 1745

Hello everybody

Hi We (Me, wife, son, PBGVs and chucks) would like to say hello. Ways we are self sufficientish? We grow vege and fruit in the garden. When our Light Sussexs are laying we "grow" eggs. Most excitingly we are currently looking to move to France to run a smallholding hopefully with a gite for pocket m...