Regions
South
Type of activity
Gardens, Livestock
Description
Newly developed smallholding which raises small scale chickens for meat and eggs. Training courses also held to teach others these skills.
Help needed with grazing rotation and cleaning of chickens.
Plus setting up couple of acres and greenhouse for production of cut flowers for sale. Possibilities of learning growing from seed / propagation / polytunnels etc. Masses of weeding and experimentation of floristry skills.
Soft fruit production area and setting up orchard. Most of the infrastructure is in place but needs finishing off, so there are fences to finish etc.
Ability or willingness to drive a compact tractor to carry out grass cutting etc would be welcome. Irrigation system to set up this Summer.
Home produced chicken is killed and eaten - may not suit vegetarians!
Have 2 large friendly dogs who live in house.
General help needed and would really suit those thinking about setting up their own smallholding to learn what is involved.
Beautiful area with excellent walking 2 miles from town.
Situation
Outskirts of town or village
Host type
Smallholding
Type of people
Individuals, Couple