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7 years 10 months ago #38194 by inthechookery
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hi - I'm a lifestyle wanna be currently living in Geraldine on 1/4 acre and about to start my yearning for a farming life with 3 hens in the chookery at the bottom of the garden . I'm really enjoying reading the forums and gleaning ideas for the future. I have a vege garden manager husband and a future sheep herding beardie/border X called Bracken .

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7 years 10 months ago #493009 by Mich
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Hi Inthechookery - welcome to the site. You're in the right place for chook aficionados - there are lots of us that enjoy them. And you'd be amazed at how much you can pack into a 1/4 acre. :-) Look forward to hearing more from you as your farming life develops.
Cheers, Mich.

Good exercise for the heart is to bend down and help someone up. Anon.

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7 years 10 months ago #493026 by inthechookery
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thanks for that - yes this is a great site and for the first time in my life I am doing the preparation before getting the livestock - would love to find a sheep dog trials person nearby to assess my dog and get me started if he's got promise - hard to do when you have no sheep .

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7 years 10 months ago #493031 by Deanna
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Hi inthechookery, and welcome. Dreams can come true, I know! I waited over 35 years, but we got there. Good on you for preparing and I wish you all the best.

25 acres, 1400 Blue Gums, Wiltshire sheep, 5 steers, 2 cows, ducks, chickens, bees, dog, cats, retired, 1 husband and 3 grandkids.

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7 years 10 months ago #493046 by funnyfarm331
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Hi and welcome,

I have heard of a sheep dog guru down your way, will see if I can track down the details for you. Another thought would be to contact a local A&P member as there are often sheep dog trials as part of the shows and I would think any experienced dog handler would be happy to help you.

We waited 19 years in the city before we got back to the country and it has definitely been worth the wait. Whilst we were in Christchurch we had a vege garden, chooks and an annual pet lamb and even a goat one year[:0].

I think our neighbours were very relieved when the for sale sign went up[;)]

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7 years 10 months ago #493054 by kai
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Funnyfarm Have you ever seen the British comedy "the good life"? Sounds like you might have taken it to heart :)

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7 years 10 months ago #493111 by Andrea1
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Welcome to the forums!

Try here for someone to assess your dog:
nz.skillpages.com/francine.murray

She's in Darfield, but very well-connected in the field, so will be able to point you in the right direction. I've seen her dogs in action - very cool to watch them work!

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