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11 years 7 months ago #25425 by madeit
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New today !! would love to hear from someone who loves their lifestyle block , we're so excited to finally get ours but hear alot of dom and gloom about 4 years being the average time before people sell up. Just got 2 lovely dairy goats this weeke plus 2 kids hopeing to milk :-) trying to locate a milking stand with head brace for horned goats , any advice extremely welcome ......on the journey ...

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11 years 7 months ago #355999 by Vanaheim
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hey.
is that 4 years for real lsbers or for the 1 acre lawn brigade? Why would anyone sell their lsb unless their buying more land , more remote, perhaps with a castle?

Bræðr munu berjask ok at bönum verðask,
munu systrungar sifjum spilla;
hart er í heimi, hórdómr mikill,
skeggöld, skalmöld, skildir ro klofnir,
vindöld, vargöld, áðr veröld steypisk;
mun engi maðr öðrum þyrma.

Brothers shall fight | and fell each other,
And sisters' sons | shall...

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11 years 7 months ago #356000 by Andrea1
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Welcome! Probably just easier to make a milking stand for your horned goats. There are lots of simple plans on the internet, especially the one on the Fiasco Farm website.

We've been at this LSB thing for going on 11 years now, and only wish we had the dosh to upgrade to more land.

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11 years 7 months ago #356001 by Bry & co
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Don't listen to the doom and gloomers!! They are everywhere and about everything- but you don't have to go there! Just be prepared for lots of hard work , commitment, mistakes and learning , in return for satisfaction in a job well done, self reliance, abundance, wisdom , -and pleasure! There will be tough times but that is life! you will learn to see them as a challenge and an oppportunity for growth and learning.
And goats totally rock!! As long as you learn their needs and have good fencing!
I have 3 darling saanens - i am no expert but may have advice if you need it - enjoy!
Bry&co.

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11 years 7 months ago #356010 by kate
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That four years is untrue - it's the same as houses, about seven years. I can't find the link but the four years is not right.

As Andrea said, it's pretty easy to make your own milking bale :D

Cheers
Kate

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11 years 7 months ago #356013 by spoook
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Vanaheim;346267 wrote: hey.
Why would anyone sell their lsb unless their buying more land , more remote, perhaps with a castle?


...........and a BIG wide moat and dragons at the gate [}:)]

There are no bad questions only those that are not asked.
"You are responsible, forever, for what you have tamed"

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11 years 7 months ago #356015 by sod
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Welcome I go with all of the above and love Vanaheims and spoooks ideas must start looking :D we are like many here have moved around the country to get bigger block

Having time is a measure of enthusiasm:rolleyes:

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11 years 7 months ago #356061 by Andrea1
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Yeah, a big wide moat, stocked with pirahnas... [}:)][}:)] :D

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11 years 7 months ago #356198 by madeit
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Thanks for your words of encouragement guys ! , we are certainly expecting the hard work but SO love being out in the country , thanks forthe info on goat stands I may have some questions ! one or Two !! :0)

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11 years 7 months ago #356228 by igor
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My dream is enough land to be able to fire a heavy calibre rifle in any direction from the house porch and know that the spent bullet will fall on my land. Like the castle with dragons and piranhas though. How about electrified barbed wire around the perimeter?

Seriously though, do you need a head bale for your goats madeit? We don't bother. We just clip a lead onto their collars and tie them up on the milking stand. If they are a bit wild we tie their back legs too. Much easier to handle than a reluctant cow.

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11 years 7 months ago #356264 by LongRidge
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Hi madeit, and welcome. I'm truely glad that you are finding the LSBing fun and an interesting experience. Long may it continue.
Unfortunately .... There are some aspects of LSBing that are a worse experience than hell. This is where this website is so very useful to those of us that have not experienced that hell. We can ask questions and get information to help us and our animals much, much faster than we used to be able to do.
Also unfortunately, it is the unusual and sickness aspects that are more interesting to those of us that want to help you and your animals to avoid the mistakes that we have made with our animals. Writing a list of good things does not let those people that are here to help assist you.
So ..... have fun, learn lots, do things, but ...... always, always, always remember that the things that must be done will not be fun.

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11 years 7 months ago #356269 by stephclark
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hiya Madeit..
.. welcome.. and i agree with all above.. 4 years phah!.. been at it 25 now and knew next to nothing when we started..but talk about laff! :) .. i never had this much fun in the city ..
from spending all day in the sun and wind and rain, working butt off to fix up fences, to sit back on the deck with something cool and watch the stock walk up to your new fence and push it over.. gotta laff :) ..

its not all hard work.. laff at yourself and the animals and you will thoroughly enjoy it...

or maybe i just need to up my meds?

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11 years 7 months ago #356894 by madeit
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stephclark;346567 wrote: hiya Madeit..
.. welcome.. and i agree with all above.. 4 years phah!.. been at it 25 now and knew next to nothing when we started..but talk about laff! :) .. i never had this much fun in the city ..
from spending all day in the sun and wind and rain, working butt off to fix up fences, to sit back on the deck with something cool and watch the stock walk up to your new fence and push it over.. gotta laff :) ..

its not all hard work.. laff at yourself and the animals and you will thoroughly enjoy it...

or maybe i just need to up my meds?

hahahahhahhahhhahhahahhhaaaa , I'm in your camp, some of our city folky friends said what do you want to move down their for ? I think why would we wanna be any where else !
we probably are a bit crackers but I think we're having the most fun !

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