Resourceful sea-dog (Engineer) and hard working city chick (Retail Manager) (Married) wishing a radical life style change, seek 3 bed property with space to live the ‘good life’ (veggies and chickens), ideally in a rural setting or on a farm in the Oxford, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Hampshire area.
Willing to upgrade and refurb property in return for a realistic rent. Contact the old sea-dog (Alan) on -----------
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We're here.......Our New Life in the Country starts now! The above advert that we placed in the Farmers Guardian in October of last year started the ball rolling and it has gathered momentum ever since.
We moved in on Saturday and left our old life in the lovely town of Ulverston, Cumbria behind. Now we have to get our overalls on and get this lovely old farmhouse knocked into shape, the decorating is already in full swing.
The animals, Toby the black cat, Archie the fluffy black and white cat and Sophie the lovely black and white Border Collie are slowly getting used to each other, the house and the immediate surrounding area. Back in Ulverston we only had the cats, with Sophie being a weekend visitor that the cats could avoid if they wanted to, now they are stuck with each other all the time, chaos is all around.
We have plans....lots of plans, for the house, the land and then the acquisition of livestock. We have the house to completely decorate, the land to clear, and then raised vegetable beds and a chicken house to build.
This blog is going to follow our progress from townies to country folk, it will follow the laughs, the tears, the inevitable mistakes but most of all it will follow how with love, laughter and a willingness to chuck yourself in at the deep end you can change your lives for the better.