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11 Oct 2018 04:17 #542730 by HollyB

Just like to say hi, we got a quite small life sentence block of just 2.5 acres, but its enough to keep us busy in our free time. We got a bit of life stock and so far we managed to sort all the usual issues... sick sheep and cattle, escaped pigs etc....
So hopefully I can help out in one or the other way, and get help when I need it.
Cheers fellow life blockers ;-)

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12 Oct 2018 22:12 #542768 by kate28

Welcome! What area are you located?

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12 Oct 2018 22:14 #542769 by HollyB

The mighty Waikato

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14 Oct 2018 20:31 #542807 by Wren

Hi Holly - we have a similar sized block and it keeps us surprisingly busy! Although ours did come in a bit of a state and with no fencing at all, so that's been our major task over the last few years.

Out of interest, how much stock do you have on your block? We are still working out the perfect number at our place. We have heaps of grass at the moment so we'll keep a couple of the ewe lambs from this year and see how we go with them....


Muddling our way through 1Ha on the Christchurch Port Hills, with flocks of heritage chickens, Silver Appleyard ducks, Gotland sheep, and Arapawa goats.

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14 Oct 2018 21:13 #542809 by HollyB

We have actually 6 sheep incl ram and 7 lambs. 6 kunekune, 3 geese and 6 chucks.
We had 2 beefies before we had the kunekune but they require quite a bit of grass which can be an issue over winter.
We will get rid of the pigs as they really ruin every paddock you put them in... grass eating pigs / no digging hahaha... you should see their paddock, one big mud hole!
I think we stay with sheep and chucks and might get some beefies in one or two years. We can highly recommend Dexters - smaller but easy to handle and finally very tasty.
Cheers

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