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Smallholding Experience Day

A full day 9.30am - 5pm.

A whole range of topics from choosing your own place, building on a budget, keeping animals for pets or meat. Layouts and access, equipment and the realities of weather. Growing your own food and the enjoyment we have from a simpler life.

This day is designed to give you an overall look into all aspects of creating and running a smallholding with advice that will suit everyone no matter what your plans.

 

We offer a light lunch and tea and scones to end the day either in the cabin or outside in the gardens, weather dependant.

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COURSES

15th May 2021 - Fully Booked

29th May 2021 - Fully Booked

12th June 2021

10th July 2021

17th July 2021

28th August 2021

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"I spent a week with Steve and Emma at the Blue Cottage Smallholding. I thoroughly enjoyed my time helping to look after the animals by mucking out, grooming and feeding. It is situated in an idyllic location with beautiful views of the mountains to the rear of the property and watching the sun sets over the sea in the distance to the front of the property was truly amazing. Steve and Emma could not have made me feel more welcome. The positive effect it had on my mental wellbeing was incredible. I have never felt so relaxed and happy. This experience has made me think long and hard about my future and I am currently looking for something similar to buy, taking early retirement."

KATE - MANCHESTER

Dairy Goat Keeping
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A full day 9.30am - 5pm.

 

The perfect workshop for those who want to keep goats for milking. Whether you would like to milk for your own personal use or for a business we can show you our set up and talk you through keeping goats for more than just pets. Advice about housing and keeping a larger herd, health care and breeding.

 

An introduction to making cheese and processing your milk for your use at home. 

 

We offer a light lunch and tea and scones to end the day either in the cabin or outside in the gardens, weather dependant. 

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COURSES

5th June 2021

19th June 2021

24th July 2021

21st August 2021 

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The Kitchen Garden

A full day 10am - 5pm.

 

Learn all you need to set up your own kitchen garden from scratch. Learn the principles of healthy soil, site aspects and windbreaks. Growing different vegetables and choosing based on your soil type.

 

We offer a light lunch and tea and scones to end the day either in the cabin or outside in the gardens, weather dependant. 

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COURSES

Saturday 14th August 2021

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The Catering

All of our catering is done by Kath at Tyddyn Mawr Tea Room.

 

Whilst we enjoy cooking with our own produce and using our Aga the reality is we have a number of dogs and we felt that the additional accreditation to achieve home cooking to be supplied to members of the public was perhaps a little too much for us to address at this time. We are also on our own spring water, so bottled water is supplied. Not only does this bypass the additional costs to us of having our water tested to be supplied to the public, but also allows us to comply with Covid regulations. 

 

By booking a course with us, choosing to stay locally you are helping to support the wider community of small businesses. This is something that is vital in smallholding and rural communities and a matter we are very passionate about.

Volunteering

So you fancy a bit of volunteering? We don't offer accommodation here however we do allow some to pitch a tent, there are places nearby to stay if you fancy a working holiday.

We do however love to welcome anyone who wants to work for knowledge and where suitable a nice home cooked meal or two! Please email me to see if we can accommodate you.

thebluecottagesmallholding@gmail.com