Originally Posted by Dave Hutchins
Welcome Sylvia.. I love your ""Queens English "" It is refreshing to hear my mother language. All of my relitives came from the UK in the early 1800. I was raised on a small farm in the state of Iowa, and I dearly love animals, I used to own a restaurant and I had 40 outside barn cats to feed and two familys of possums one family of racoons
and a orchard full of apple trees that a small herd of deer would come down and eat
and one ground hog. I fed them table scraps from my restaurant and I had ten house cats all kinds???? Glad you are with us. how much is a pound sterlig worth in US dollars??
Hi There.Dave.Thanks so much for this it is so nice of you all.This is why i love all of you s you all love cooking and animals.Well i still miss my farm, but
i believe Dave none of us knows whats around the corner.As i really believed we would never move from the farm.Then my husband went ill.And because we were remote we sold up.And do i admire you with an orchard of apples.
Oh i would have loved to have seen the deer and ground dog.As for your 40 cats wow i bet you bought a restaurant for all the animals i would.lol Funny
thing there is a Cafe for sale across the road.With its own bakery for bread, ect. I would love to win the lottery as i love cooking.But Dave i cannot win an argument with my hubby anymore.wahhhhhhhh Things are bad.lol You
must have had a great life being brought up on a farm, as well.Ours was a smallholding with 30 acres.We bought it run down.On top of a welsh mountain.The cotage had no toilets or windows.So my husband bought a static caravan for us to live in.But he never thought of the track, not being wide enough.So the static rolled down the front field.He was white but i laughed my head off.So went into the village about 20 miles away.lol Told you it was remote.Bought some thick polythene and porto toilets. The cottage had a rayburn for hot water and cooking.Plus we had a log burner over the other side.And moved in the cottage.And for nearly 3 yrs we lived like it.I can honestly say i never stopped laughing.Then we widened the track and built the cottage up.I feel so sorry for the farmers with this BSC again.
As we had 30 cattle and decided to sell them.So we were lucky.As i would have cracked up, knowing they would have been burned.Oh we did take a
few to the Abitour for our own beef.And our pigs.That is what farming is about.I also use to breed horses.We had 14 and that was the hard part.
I left my chickens ducks geese.As we had neighbours here.But i missed my chickens especially fresh eggs for baking.So bought a second hand incubator and bred 12 hens.So we have fresh eggs now.MMMMMMM LOL.Sorry i wrote all this Dave but it has done me good.As like you you know what it is like.
Well thanks for being so kind.
Take Care Sylvia.