I put the capital letter A at the top as I am still a new poster so please don’t expect too much just yet.
If… If I were to write articles about my experience of starting from scratch with overgrown and run down places in France would anyone be interested? I don’t want to waste my time if not.
Why you might ask would I want to write? Well, Like a large number of people moving to France was a big deal, lots to learn, lots of things done differently here and not just because it’s France. Different because I never had to manage a 3 acre garden before, nor manage an orchard and a forest. Some people were really helpful and gave me a hand to understand parts of the big puzzle and I thought it might be a decent thing to share what I have found works for me and what doesn’t.
Also, I like this forum, although at times it drifts (for me) away from “survive in France” and becomes a general discussion/banter forum, which is great for the people that like that, I think anything that gets you through the days should be encouraged. But, I am sure there are a lot of people that maybe have recently arrived or are considering getting a place in France and for them (like me) sometimes all we want from a forum is sound advice and maybe a different way of looking at French related issues that seem huge at the time, but can be overcome.
Therefore I propose to write some articles and see where it leads, assuming I am permitted under the forum rules? And assuming people want to read them?
Ideas I am thinking of include:-
Safe use of chainsaws
Managing smaller forests
Managing large gardens, how big is too big etc
Ride on mower, micro tractor and flail mower or push mower
Harvesting rainwater and using well water
Raised garden beds and why your back will thank you
I do not propose to write about building renovations.
If all this has already been covered and I have missed finding it on the forum please direct me to where to find it.
That’s it, I have officially started a new topic (for me anyway).
I will spend a few days on the tractor and log splitter and check back to see what the feeling is, shall I get my coat or get my pen…