Hi everyone. I have browsed this forum quite a bit over the last few months as my family and I have recently moved into the country.
We have 4 daughters, and are currently renting a really nice place with 4 1/2 acres.
Im a city girl through and through, and moved because I knew my husband loved living in the country when he was younger. To be honest, I was s**t scared.
This lifestyle has changed me so much. We have 2 horses grazing (my husband's aunty's horses), 3 ewes that are the landlords, and our own 9 hens, and 3 piglets. Inside the house we have an English Staffordshire bull terrier, cat and 3 pet rats.
Last friday I witnessed one of the ewes giving birth, and today while I was getting my girls from school one of the other ewes had a lamb. Sadly she had a still born a few hours later, but two little ram lambs still pretty cool.
I am learning to ride horses, cleaning out the chicken coop, feeding pigs, and shoveling horse poo for the school's community garden.
I hope to get a lot of info from this forum, and learn lots.
Welcome to the mad house
I'm sure you will get the hang of country living and like everyone else will learn by your mistakes. The good part about this site is that if your lucky you will be able to learn from other peoples mistakes as well
Hi and welcome agree with Palmycol, so glad you are finding it fun and interesting I'm sure your girls will love it and grow up with great out look on life. There are quite a lot of ex townys on here enjoy
Welcome. "Mummies" are an indication that something has happened to the ewe healthwise during pregnancy. We have had one this year - the ewe possibly has Facial Eczema, which we haven't needed to seriously protect against before this autumn. With farming, they will die if they can, where you've got livestock you've got deadstock waiting to happen, the most valuable ones will die and the rubbish will live forever, etc, etc, .....