Hi from me - I'm an American but have lived in south Oxfordshire for over 22 years now, in a market town for most of that time. I have an English husband, is why I'm here. I've been interested in country things since I was a child but haven't been able to do all I'd like to so far. I guess I'm more of a smallholder type person (wannabe) than a farmer but I have long been interested in farming too (not for doing, but in knowing about as it affects so many issues in life).
I have 5 children with the oldest, 21, going into the Army (DV) this fall, next oldest works in a workplace canteen, and the three others are still studying at home. We have home educated the lot (and still do).
We have chickens (whose eggs give me a bit of pin money) and a vegetable garden and this year gained an allotment which frankly has been a failure but I have plans to get up again from where the rain and slugs have knocked me down. We also have a terrier pup which I hope to work at ratting (above ground only) when she is old enough, hopefully I will find a mentor to help me with that.
I like baking, reading, all sorts of crafts, and learning new skills (cheesemaking is one I've dipped my toe in and want to progress in). We do a fair bit of hedgerow gathering and I do a lot of preserving (including pressure canning). We attend a reformed Baptist church in a nearby village.
If I ever do get a little homestead or smallholding I would like to have Dexters as well as my chickens. I would finally be able to breed from my own hens which I would love to do (cheaper to replace them that way), I think it would be a lot of fun too to breed specific colors of Pekins.
I guess that was more like me in an eggshell rather than a nutshell. :)
Not a farmer but interested in it.