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Post: # 253198Post doofaloofa »

Hi

Hows it going?
My name is Alex and I am an ex-pat English (blow in), settled in West Cork, Republic of Ireland

We have a 2-and-a-bit plot of land on the site of an ex gravel quarry, that we have been developing for the last 13 years

We planted half up with trees and the remainder is the house we built, 225sq m of vegi beds, a small bit of field and fruit and nut orchard.

We also have a nice big pond (2000 cu m ish) that we are devloping into a carp pond

We keep chickens, geese, and for the last year wabbits

We are self sufficientish in fire wood, veggies,and eggs

I work as a green builder when I can, teach a bit of green building in a local adult education college, logistics co-ordinator for two great kids, romantic devil for beautiful wife (she has a proper job that keeps us in money) and generally busy myself growing and husbanding

Looking forward to good advice and larfs

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Post: # 253203Post bill1953 »

Welcome! I am new here too. I am split between two homes, one in England where I work for the next twelve months and my cottage in Mayo which I am restoring. I am from Dublin but my family are East Cork, Ballymacoda people going back longer than anyone knows. Good luck with your project! My first ambition is to be self sufficient in stout!
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Post: # 253206Post Potter's Farm »

Hello to both of you, we moved to Wexford 11 months ago from Chippenham in Wiltshire. Trying to do much the same as you, have got goats, pigs, sheep, rabbits, ducks and chickens. Have planted an orchard and a coppice, and have dug a pond. Was sufficient in veg and milk and almost in meat last year, have high hopes for this coming year. Lisa.

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Post: # 253211Post doofaloofa »

Hey Bill, Hey Potters Farm

We are full suficient in mud at the moment! :o

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Post: # 253212Post Milims »

HI there and welcome :wave:
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Post: # 253215Post bill1953 »

doofaloofa wrote:Hey Bill, Hey Potters Farm

We are full suficient in mud at the moment! :o
Me too in the wet West!
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Milims wrote:HI there and welcome :wave:
Thanks
ina wrote: die dümmsten Bauern haben die dicksten Kartoffeln

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Post: # 253223Post doofaloofa »

@ Milims.

Can i get e mail alert for new posts in subscribed threads?
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Hi there - yes you can, just look down in the reply window where you're making a posting and you will see, 2nd up from the bottom of a list which starts with Disable BBCode (whatever that is!) "Notify me when a reply is posted". That'll send you an email. :iconbiggrin:
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Can I get an email when Lidl are doing fruit trees as well then pleasE?
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Post: # 253232Post doofaloofa »

Millymollymandy wrote:Hi there - yes you can, just look down in the reply window where you're making a posting and you will see, 2nd up from the bottom of a list which starts with Disable BBCode (whatever that is!) "Notify me when a reply is posted". That'll send you an email. :iconbiggrin:
Thanks. Mission accomplished!
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Post: # 253233Post Millymollymandy »

boboff wrote:Can I get an email when Lidl are doing fruit trees as well then pleasE?
Yes - you can subscribe to get emails for all Lidl's offers. I do. :iconbiggrin:
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Post: # 253236Post Odsox »

Millymollymandy wrote:Yes - you can
Millymollymandy wrote:Hi there - yes you can
You're not thinking of running for president are you Mandy ? :lol:

Hi there Doofaloofa and welcome from another West Corkonian. :wave:
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Odsox wrote:Hi there Doofaloofa and welcome from another West Corkonian. :wave:

Hi. Small world
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Post: # 253249Post Millymollymandy »

Tres drole Tony! :mrgreen:
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