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A Lion and a Prince at Acton Scott Farm Museum.
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devonbound



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:30 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

That looks absolutly fantastic i will have to start a fund so i can get out and do some of these things. So pleased you had a great time.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant phot's Bodge
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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2016 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've been regular visitors to the Shropshire Councils open farm at Acton Scott for over thirty years and now, I have before me an application to fill in to do voluntary work on the farm.
The form is basically a mini CV  but what should I put in it? What do I want from my days there and more importantly what do they expect from me?
We'll be moving much closer to the area at the end of the summer and being able to spend a few days there might lessen the blow of no longer having my own livestock and give me something to do.
I've had the form for well over a week and I'm dithering about filling it in.
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Christine



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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2016 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks fun but ....
I don't want to be a child again and have to work like that at harvest time. It's no fun if you are trying to make a living to support a farm. Thank heavens for more modern stuff.
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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2016 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like most people, I'd love to be a child again.
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Dave C



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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2016 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks a cracking place mate.

If you're not having as much land when you move it could be a good place to keep you out of trouble  
And They would be lucky  to have you mate  

What other livestock do they have?
Would they be interested in pigs & poultry ???
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They've got Longhorn and shorthorn cattle, which are both breeds that we've kept here over the years. Brecon Buff geese and Aylesbury ducks and as far as chickens go, they've always had Dorkings and Brown Leghorns.
Pig wise, they've seemed to alternate between GOS's and Tamworths but I've heard that they've been considering getting some Large Blacks.
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds right up your street mate  

I do like them Longhorns, there's a few round our way & nice to see.
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We had half a dozen of them in the early nineties

http://overthegate.myfreeforum.or...t725.html&highlight=longhorns

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