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Sun Dec 16, 2007 6:38 am

Hi All
I am new to farming i have just bought some land in Scotland which has a raised peat bog on it anyone got any ideas what i can do with it apart from selling the peat.

Cheers jaymac

Sun Dec 16, 2007 7:45 am

Jaymac - first of all, welcome to the forum! I'm afraid that most of us here in the U.S. would be hard pressed to advise you on Scottish agriculture. We do have some members located in France and (I believe) Scotland so perhaps they will read this and chime in.

Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:34 am

Don't know to much about peat either but,this should be interseting.Maybe I"ll learn something.I'd love to go to Ireland and Scottland.I think I'd better get a job first. :D :D Kevin

Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:38 am

Grow barley, cut peat, make single malt! :lol:
Best,
Mike

Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:49 am

jaymac,

Welcome to the Cub forum. :D

What part of Scotland do you live and own land in? Perhaps you could add your location to your profile.

Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:33 am

Welcome to the board.

I am always interested in farming and farming practices. Please report back on your land and what you plan on doing with it.

land

Sun Dec 16, 2007 11:58 am

I am going to keep pigs, chickens and grow all my own veg not to sure what else to do but i am allways looking for ideas. I will update my profile and is there a UK forum that any one knows of.

Cheers jaymac

Sun Dec 16, 2007 12:48 pm

When a question like your comes up from the US, the suggestion usually is made to check with the local agricultural extension service. Maybe the Scottish Ministry of Agriculture can provide some help.
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/topics/agriculture

Thu Dec 20, 2007 12:03 am

I have a friend that comes from Wales and he says people used to bury thier dead in the bogs,that it would preserve the bodies like mummies.He also said some bogs are about the thickness of a mattress and float on water,so be careful.He says he never remembers anyone groing anything in them,just cutting peet for fuel or mulch and packing materials. Mike

Farming the Sour Soil

Fri Dec 21, 2007 6:43 pm

In Maine we would try Blue Berries. I don't know if that is a big crop there, but I bet they or Cranberries or several other lowland type crops would do well. If not many people grow them it would be great produce to introduce.

Scotland

Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:07 pm

Welcome Grear to hear about your farming there. Do you have any tractors? If so what are they?

Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:58 pm

Welcome to the forum. I'd love to hear more about your farming endevors. Best of luck to you. :D

Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:36 am

Missed this post. Welcome to the form jaymac :D :D :D

Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:31 am

My sister and brother in law live in Scotland, but are in Africa for a couple of years... I could swing by and talk Cubs if I ever get over there.

I would say be careful on the dang hillsides, don't want any tractor tipping stories.

Larry

Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:42 pm

Honeybees would be my pick for your farm in Scotland. Here is a link for the beekeepers association.


http://www.scottishbeekeepers.org.uk/
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