Hi everybody. I have visited this board quite a few times over the years and thought it time to join in. There is a wealth of knowledge here and it's rewarding to exchange ideas. There is no substitute for experience and learning what other people have discovered is really interesting.
I think lifestyle owners are a disparate group of people who do not easily find answers for a myriad of questions. Additionally some of us have environmental concerns for which there are no simple answers. I'd dearly love to kill all gorse and broom by wishing it away but unfortunately find the backpack and herbicide works better.
As for me, we have a very small block where weed control, trees, and occasional landscaping is at the front of my mind. No livestock although we have three cats plus quail, tui, etc.