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Regions
Scotland North
Type of activity
Gardens, Livestock, Alternative Technology
Description
We are a six acre site that contains both a croft and self catering units that we rent out to green minded people.
The croft has a large fruit and vegetable garden, a 50 foot poly-tunnel and a greenhouse. We have Muscovy and Khaki Campbell ducks in an enclosure with a duck pond, an enclosure with geese and 2 large enclosures with chickens. We hope to expand our poultry in the near future.
We have a small number of Castlemilk Moorit sheep which is a small primitive breed, ideal for conservation grazing. Future plans include adding some pigs.
The croft is as green as possible, with wind turbine, solar water heating,
firewood boiler and water storage system. We do not use any oil.

We are looking at shed construction and maintenance, fencing, strimming, woodland management, log chopping and splitting, bramble and bracken clearance and allotment tending, harvesting and care of our livestock in 2017. Our poly-tunnel also needs recovering in the summer and we will be digging drainage ditches to improve the soil in our allotment and poly tunnel.
Situation
Rural
Host type
Croft
Type of people
Couple