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11 years 6 months ago #25724 by Tim Bulkeley
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35 years ago we dug up the lawn and grew veges, we said "One day we'll live somewhere where we can grow most of our own food."

For ten years in Africa in a city of 10 million people we grew veges and kept chooks for eggs and muscovys for meat (we also tried rabbits and geese, but the rabbits wouldn't breed - ironic, but it was too hot).

Then we came to NZ and because of children's schooling lived in the big smoke...

Now we have 3 Ha and four beefies, the veges and other meat will follow once I'm living here all the time (meanwhile my job is still in Auckland).

We are learning heaps, and have lots more to learn :)

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11 years 6 months ago #359150 by Sue
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Aah black ones-Isla will be pleased!
Welcome Tim and co. to green grass and hopefully some rain!

Sue
Labrador lover for yonks, breeder of pedigree Murray Grey cattle for almost as long, and passionate poultry person for more years than I care to count.

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11 years 6 months ago #359186 by Stu_R
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:) hi and welcome Tim :)
lol well you have come to the right place for answers to any questions you may have :) ( and yep Isla is the "black ones: expert :) , Sue is the "Grey ones" expert :) )
Hope you enjoy your time here with friendly helpful people

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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11 years 6 months ago #359195 by sod
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Welcome hope you grass is that green and long :)

Having time is a measure of enthusiasm:rolleyes:

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11 years 6 months ago #359223 by Isla
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Stu_R;349778 wrote: :) hi and welcome Tim :)
lol well you have come to the right place for answers to any questions you may have :) ( and yep Isla is the "black ones: expert :) , Sue is the "Grey ones" expert :) )
Hope you enjoy your time here with friendly helpful people

No no no, we're no longer exclusive: Sue does blacks, I do greys ... Especially when they're not what they look like. [;)]

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11 years 6 months ago #359230 by kate
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Hi Tim and welcome :D

While the posts above may seem a little...weird...it's a long standing Angus vs Murray Grey friendly rivalry. I think [}:)][}:)]

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11 years 6 months ago #359232 by Isla
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Rivalry? Hardly. More like collegiality! :) Sue's cows are still better than mine.

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11 years 6 months ago #359287 by igor
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They all taste like meat to me. Apart from the yellow fat on some of the dairy breeds I wouldn't know the difference after the carcass is cut up.

Welcome to the site Tim. You'll find all sorts on here mate.

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