The family farm

crofteress

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Livestock Farmer
If you inherited the family farm and you worked it for a lifetime and were getting on a bit fitness wise with no family help ( not interested) would it be a bad thing to sell what’s been in your family 250 years . Because maybe the guilt afterwards is worse than working alone and living alone now the children just come back for holidays really . Just wondering if anyone on here has done it and felt it was the right thing then regretted it. Also my guilt would not just extend to the land and the ancestors. I have made it a safe haven for waders and many species of flora and fauna . I would hate to think of someone developing where the lapwing nest. What to do as I couldn’t stay here without livestock to keep me moving but on the other hand it’s not an ideal place to stay at the back of beyond on your own
 

Mc115reed

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Livestock Farmer
If you inherited the family farm and you worked it for a lifetime and were getting on a bit fitness wise with no family help ( not interested) would it be a bad thing to sell what’s been in your family 250 years . Because maybe the guilt afterwards is worse than working alone and living alone now the children just come back for holidays really . Just wondering if anyone on here has done it and felt it was the right thing then regretted it. Also my guilt would not just extend to the land and the ancestors. I have made it a safe haven for waders and many species of flora and fauna . I would hate to think of someone developing where the lapwing nest. What to do as I couldn’t stay here without livestock to keep me moving but on the other hand it’s not an ideal place to stay at the back of beyond on your own
Rent it back out to somebody? Then you can have a regular income, farm sale of all your stock and fixtures and fittings would pay off all your debts and possibly buy you a house, you can put in terms and conditions certain things are too be left alone/ how you want them… and you retain your ownership…
 
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Ceredigion
If you inherited the family farm and you worked it for a lifetime and were getting on a bit fitness wise with no family help ( not interested) would it be a bad thing to sell what’s been in your family 250 years . Because maybe the guilt afterwards is worse than working alone and living alone now the children just come back for holidays really . Just wondering if anyone on here has done it and felt it was the right thing then regretted it. Also my guilt would not just extend to the land and the ancestors. I have made it a safe haven for waders and many species of flora and fauna . I would hate to think of someone developing where the lapwing nest. What to do as I couldn’t stay here without livestock to keep me moving but on the other hand it’s not an ideal place to stay at the back of beyond on your own
It will probs be sold when your gone so what's the point in killing yourself if no one wants it , we are just a blip in time in the scheme of things
 

JSmith

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Livestock Farmer
I’m not a he I’m a she 🤭 but yes just wondering if anyone has sold the family farm and managed to live without guilt
It wouldn’t be an easy thing to do but guilty might be a strong word, if you’ve got no family that want it then your choices are limited!! Don’t leave it to charity whatever you do, they’ll just sell it an go on holiday!! Find a proper hard working couple an come to some arrangement, they’ll be more great full than they can put into words an you won’t feel guilty, good luck!!👍
 

Overby

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Mixed Farmer
Location
South West
If you like the location and lifestyle look at share farming or renting it out? Equally, if you can't bear to see things you've done be destroyed or changed, and get a real enjoyment from those things, again, share or rent. However, if you're not fussed and could quite happily live elsewhere, and there's definitely no joy to be had from passing on to the next generation, sell up and reap the £ benefits. Don't feel guilty, who's to say what'll happen after you pass on, in which case your guilt is futile. Plenty to weigh up. It seems like one of those things that after a spell of consideration you'll 'know' the right answer.
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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