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12 years 1 month ago #23038 by johnandkarey
Figured it was about time I properly introduced myself...I'm Karey, married to John & we have a 14month old son. We live just south of Kaikohe on a 800ha sheep & beef farm (my parents') where hubby works & I rear 200+ calves for our lease block near Dargaville. We also own a 3.5ha lifestyle block near Dargaville that is currently for sale so we can realise our dream of buying our own farm to raise our family on.
I have just been 'allowed' to get chooks, something I have always wanted. I have 3 hens so far - 2 SLW (Faith & Shania) & a barred rock/RIR (Reba) & I love them to bits!! DS thinks they are pretty cool but hubby isn't that fussed on the girls, he's just glad that I am happy! I'm even allowed to get another 7 hens (once I've made some more nesting boxes for them) :D
I try to grow most of the veges we need & started an orchard last year, adding a berry patch this year & rearing a few pigs for the freezer.
Country life is great, no matter what size block you are on! [8D]

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12 years 1 month ago #329695 by kate
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Hi Karey and thanks for introducing yourself :D

Wow - 800ha is a big bit of land! What size farm are you hoping to buy? With a youngster, all those calves and the chooks I imagine you're pretty busy [}:)]

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Kate

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12 years 1 month ago #329720 by johnandkarey
Hi Kate,
What ever we can afford! :rolleyes: Its looking likely that we will have to go back dairying so probably looking for 90ha+. I'm not fussed as long as I can have my vege patch, orchard & room for the chooks.
Life is definitely busy but we like it that way, would be a bit boring otherwise!

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12 years 1 month ago #329721 by kate
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Dairying always sounds like such hard work....and I hate early mornings [}:)]

I agree that busy is better than boring :D Most of the time...

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Kate

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