We’re Moving – it’s Definite!
Contracts were exchanged on Friday which is to be followed by us moving on the 15th October as per plan although we had a few scary moments on the way. For now all I have left to do on the plot is to try and get the allotments in some semblance of order for the new tenants and harvest the few remaining crops in the ground.
I hope the new allotment tenants will be as happy as I have been and learn to enjoy an aching back!
We’ve now achieved our life long dream, a 4 acre holding in Wales. It’s a few miles south of Caernarfon, near Penygroes in a hamlet called Clogwyn Melyn. We can even see the sea from the house and are assured you can see Snowdon from the top field on a fine day.
Currently a local farmer runs his sheep on the land but eventually we’d like to run our own sheep and keep some pigs as well. First thing is to get moved in and the house in some order. Not least is to get a wood burning stove installed before winter really hits and some urgent roof repairs sorted.
Web Site Plans
Now all this does give me a problem with the web site. The plan (haha) is to create a vegetable plot, restore and add to the orchard area, erect a greenhouse and a polytunnel.
So I’ll continue my diaries, although they’re almost starting from scratch. However, I’ll also be expanding the site to incorporate smallholding. I hope this won’t put our existing visitors off, they can ignore the smallholding stuff if they’re not interested and stick with the growing.
Although we will no longer have a traditional, rented allotment, we’ll still be growing our own vegetables and fruit. Just expanding our repertoire and becoming even more self-sufficient.
We’ll be off-line for a week or so after the move whilst a phone line is installed and hopefully broadband. BT say they can’t sort broadband until the line is in to test. It’s a bit galling really, they’ve just put Infinity into our current exchange and if we were staying we’d have a 20MB super-fast connection. Penygroes isn’t on the list for an upgrade though.