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10 years 1 month ago #31768 by ZummersetGirl
I am very excited about becoming a lsb owner although it is only a very very small lsb!! Thought we'd start small and work up. I have been reading the forums for months to help gain as much info as possible about what I could (and shouldn't) do with the minute amount of land we have. Chickens feature on my wish list as do Alpacas (only 2 though), a self-sufficient veggie patch. All ideas and hints/tips gratefully received. Thought to take a year to work out what is currently planted and what I need/want including passion fruit. And feijoas to allow dh to make his scrumptious wine!!

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10 years 1 month ago #425564 by Sue
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Welcome Zummerset Girl, another Horowhenua local!

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 1 month ago #425570 by LongRidge
Hi. Which part of Zummerzet? I spent 6 months in Wiveliscombe 30 years ago :-)

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10 years 1 month ago #425577 by ZummersetGirl
Hi LongRidge. I was born in Taunton -which is the county town of Zummerset. And I was there 30 years ago! What took you to Wiveliscome?

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10 years 1 month ago #425580 by tonic
welcome, and congratulations on the start of a new adventure.

my husband spent a year or two in yeovil when he left home... he took me back to visit after we finished uni.

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10 years 1 month ago #425590 by ZummersetGirl
Yes I know Yeovil but not a place that I went to that often - just to watch Yeovil Town play football on their sloping pitch - that sorted the boys from the men playing on that pitch!!

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10 years 1 month ago #425591 by tonic

ZummersetGirl;423437 wrote: Yes I know Yeovil but not a place that I went to that often - just to watch Yeovil Town play football on their sloping pitch - that sorted the boys from the men playing on that pitch!!

:D :D

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10 years 1 month ago #425600 by kai
Replied by kai on topic New pico lsb owner from 6/7/12
hello neighbour, would be good to meet you. I am new to this area myself.

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10 years 1 month ago #425604 by Murray100
With a small block keep in mind that Alpacas have long necks which fit through sheepnetting and so you need to set back planting along their paddock fences or put mesh on the fences. We have a nicely trimmed new hedge - now about 10cm high - which I thought was well out of reach!

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10 years 1 month ago #425666 by ZummersetGirl
Hello Kai and Sue - nice to be thought of as a local. :)

Many thanks Murray100 - I'll remember that when putting up the fencing for the Alpacas. All info very gratefully received.

Have started packing and can't believe how much rubbish we have amassed in the 11 years we've been here. Op shop here we come!

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10 years 1 month ago #425675 by LongRidge
My maternal grandfather was the South Devon Flockbook (yes, there are sheep called South Devons, too) keeper in Plymouth.
My aunt and her husband has a grocery shop in Wiveliscombe, and used to do deliveries out into the countryside (including to Baden Powell's widows country house). I did my OE there one NZ winter.

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