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Post by Ploshkin on 19th July 2013, 10:23 am

Hi all, I've just signed up as a new member. I have a small farm in Mid Wales with sheep, cattle, pigs, chickens and bees. I love growing stuff, though the location is somewhat challenging, & try to be as self sufficient in food as possible. I also dabble in some chicken & bee related woodwork & when it gets too cold to be outside I like to bake, knit, sew & quilt (very much a quilting novice). I'm currently enjoying our first proper summer since 2006.
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Post by polgara on 19th July 2013, 3:37 pm

Welcome from me. You lead a very busy life & I look forward to hearing about it. welcomeparty welcomeparty 

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Post by Dandelion on 19th July 2013, 7:08 pm

hello Ploshkin - thank you for taking time to introduce yourself. You're probably not that far from me - I'm in the Welsh Marches. Looking forward to hearing more about your life in Wales

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Post by Chilli-head on 21st July 2013, 9:36 am

Hello !

Growing anywhere has been a bit challenging the last year or two, let alone in Wales !
I'd love to hear about / see some bee related woodwork. My DW's family has a few beekeepers, I'd like to, but have nowhere suitable to keep them. Well, except that some have set up shop in my hedgehog hibernation box of their own accord ...
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Post by freebird on 21st July 2013, 11:34 pm

And hello and welcome from me too. You'll have to get together with GB (usually found in the tearoom) and have some bee-related conversations.
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Post by Ploshkin on 22nd July 2013, 9:16 am

I think 'bee related woodwork' must sound more interesting than it is Chilli Head. I don't make fancy hives or anything like that, just bits & pieces that cost a lot of money to buy & that you can never have enough of like crown boards, clearer boards, dummy boards & temporary floors. How lovely to have bees in your hedgehog box - presumably bumbles. Thank you Freebird, I'll have to check out the tearoom, I didn't realise there was a place on here for bee bores!
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Post by freebird on 22nd July 2013, 4:02 pm

Ploshkin wrote: I'll have to check out the tearoom, I didn't realise there was a place on here for bee bores!  

If you looked much at the site before you joined, you wouldn't have been able to see the tearoom - it's only available to members. We have a new one every month. If you look down the left side of the screen under 'Latest Topics', it's bound to be there, near the top somewhere.
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Post by Adrian on 22nd July 2013, 11:27 pm

Hello and welcome

I'd love to see the woodwork too

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Post by Jaded Green on 23rd July 2013, 7:29 pm

Welcome. Good to have you along. your pond (in other thrread) sounds amazing
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