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I've always wanted a Smallholding...

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Event Description

Pamela bought an 11 acre smallholding when she was 65, a real leap in the dark as they had no previous experience other than liking animals.

They built up their own breeding flock of sheep, having 75 at one time, Dexter cows and bred calves, goats for milk and cheese, pigs and chickens.

A large patch of land was cleared and used to grow vegetables for the family and the animals. They made their own sausages, chutney, cheese and soap and sold their produce at farmers markets and Country shows.

  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
  • Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 300
Pamela McLellan

Meet The Speaker, Pamela

Pamela says she is so lucky, having 5 or 6 lives all rolled into one. In 1960, on leaving the Civil Service, she bought a Hardware shop in Crawley. From this, as a result of a joke and the BBC’s Nationwide programme in 1970, she started a business manufacturing kits for model railways which is still going strong. The next part of her life included backpacking round the world on her own at 60, hang gliding, white water rafting, learning to dive on the Barrier Reef, climbing through a glacier, and walking 17k over Mount Doom from the ‘Lord of the Rings’ film. She then bought a smallholding, with no previous knowledge of farming, and raised cows, sheep, pigs, goats and chickens and sold the produce at Farmers markets and Country shows.

Preparing for the Event

For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).

We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!