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10 years 5 months ago #30239 by Lockey
Back to the basics was created by Lockey
Hi Everyone, My name is Roger and my wife Kathy who is a city girl born and bred have just purchased a 10 acres block in beautiful Swannanoa. For me it is going back to basics. I grew up on a dairy farm in Waiuku and returned to the farm some years later when it was leased and converted to beef. I did the lifestyle thing then with chooks and a couple of pigs and then lot heavily involved farming Angora rabbits. 17 years on, going back to the rural life has many changes. More compliance issues, lots of "gosh, I forget how we did that" and some North vs South issues. Still, when we first sat on that back patio and listened to the quiet, it is all worth it. Coming across this website has been great and I've enjoyed reading through the forums. Very much looking forward to being part of the community here.
The "Lockey" username, is from being a locksmith for the past 20 something years.

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10 years 5 months ago #408567 by Sue
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Welcome Lockey, we hope you enjoy both your new block and sharing your journey on here with us all. I'm sure there are plenty of rabbit keepers here that will want to pick your brains too!

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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10 years 5 months ago #408613 by Shropshire Blue

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10 years 5 months ago #408639 by feedqueen
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Welcome Lockey, there is a few of us in your neck of the woods. We just down the road a bit. Swannanoa and surrounds going through a bit of a boom at the moment .:)

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10 years 5 months ago #408773 by Seaside
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Welcome Lockey and Mrs Lockey :-)

We are also from sunny Swanny. If you have ankle biters, no doubt we will bump into you at the school.

Enjoy the good life.

Kids, beasts, and chillies in Swannanoa South.
www.farmaway.co.nz

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10 years 5 months ago #408996 by Trace
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Another from Swannanoa here...welcome to the forum

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10 years 5 months ago #409030 by Lockey
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Thanks for all the welcomes. Looking forward to being part of the family on here. If anyone in Swannanoa or nearby is running beef I would like to make contact to get some hints and tips.

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