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11 years 7 months ago #25366 by shad297
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Hello all, I am not sure really whether or not I should be joining this site as I am really an outsider....what I mean by that is that I live in suburbia, but we grow veges, try to be 'green' mindful of our footprint and one day would like to own some land where we can grow some nut and/or fruit trees, have some animals etc. I have a husband, 2 kids and our pets are down to one whistling tree frog which I breed fruit flies for. We are thinking of adopting a greyhound next year too. Don't want cats, had them before and there are far too many of them here. We have a friend with 36 acres in Kapiti that we visit and help out and she has lots and lots of animals, sheep, horses, goats, poultry, pigs etc so we kind of have an idea of what is involved. Saying that, and what she had to cope with on a daily basis we would have far less animals and probably less land and do things a bit differently as alas she doesn't really make any money from her little bit of paradise and the upkeep is too much for her physically and financially. Anyway I have been lurking here a bit and like to look up lots of things of interest and see what other people with land and lifestyle blocks are doing.

Husband, two teenagers, Stanley & Jed the greyhounds, one quail (Hawkefrost), one budgie (Chaos) small productive surburban section.

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11 years 7 months ago #355348 by Rosie T
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Hi Shad297,

We raced greyhounds and it is wonderful to think that you will give one a home. Most end up in "greyhound land" because noone wants them. Ours always ended their days here on our block of land and were very good at herding sheep and barking at possums!!! Don't be put off by the muzzles - they are definitely not vicious dogs. In fact they have very gentle, endearing natures. And they are very easily trainable. They love kids especially ones with icecreams - just the right height!!! And can be trained not to chase cats!!! Just get it speyed or castrated.

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11 years 7 months ago #355356 by sod
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Welcome you should be here :) we used to be cartakers at a showground with greyhound racing and as Rosie said they are great and I met many of them and most wanted to be patted like most other dogs,your friend should be on here too if not already :D

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11 years 7 months ago #355421 by Mich
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Welcome Shad297. Sounds like you definitely belong here :)

I'm intrigued by your current choice of stock (tree frog) and feed practices :D Don't think we've ever had someone deliberately breeding flies of any description on this site, so I'm impressed that you've found a niche market for them :p

Look forward to hearing more from you and how your plans for some land develop.

Cheers, Mich.

Good exercise for the heart is to bend down and help someone up. Anon.

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11 years 7 months ago #355425 by Stu_R
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Hi Shad297 :) and welcome to the LSB family
Yes of course you should be on here :)
I live in town to, but have animals out at Awahuri on the Olive grove , i have my 2 Akita dogs ( lol yep and lambs when its lambing time and any tripplets or miss motherd lambs) in town here, and considering getting a couple of chookies for in town here to , lol but we will see on that :)
:) so you will fit in perfectly on this site :)

5 retired Greyhounds ( Bridgette , Lilly, GoGo,Sam and now Lenny) 15 friendly sheep all of whom are named and come when you call them :) , 2 goats, Mollie and Eee Bee :
Olive trees , .. old bugger doing the best he can with no money or land :)

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