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 "Just wanted to let you know that I thought the course was fantastic. I came away unconcerned about the documentation and enthused about getting on with my own project. If you need any unskilled labour at any time for your own projects do please let me know".

The inspiration:

"Wonderful! I had an amazing time and now I can't wait to get on with our dream."
"Best weekend ever.  Thank you so much for being so helpful, flexible and friendly.  We absolutely loved it."
"It was wonderful. Thank you!
"A brilliant springboard for us to shape our future plans and see what's possible and what appeals to us."
"We have been meaning to email you as we wanted to say thanks again. We have been discussing our smallholding plans every moment that we can and, each time we do, we realise how much we learnt on our weekend with you. It really was amazing how much you packed into the weekend! Catching and holding the badger faced lambs was a particular treat.  Our weekend in Devon confirmed for us that we really want to pursue our smallholding/self-sufficiency dream."
"We were so enthused and inspired by our weekend with you both, that we have gone for an 11 acre smallholding!!"

The content:
"It was highly informative, seeing what's possible, being done in a very responsible way".
"It was great to get an overview of smallholding and to see it in practice"
"We are pleased to have gained practical advice from folks who do it every day.  Much better than dry advice from a book."
"It has given me a real insight into the practicalities of keeping animals and will help us with our decisions for purchase".
"Answered many questions I didn't know I had!"
"It was a good, well rounded introduction worth doing, gave good peace of mind to know that I could do smallholding and what is involved."
"Really enjoyed the course and found it of great value."
"It absolutely delivered what we hoped for and more; we'd been nervous it would be for pros and over our heads."

D.I.Y websites:
"Thank you so much for a very interesting and useful day - so much that was a mystery about the internet before is now so much clearer and its lovely to feel slightly more empowered! I shall be looking into setting up a website quite soon."
"You made the course interesting and informative, and it felt just right, although I did feel a bit in awe at the start, but everything fell into place."
"This has given me the confidence and basic skills to develop a website...and the more complex stuff will be much easier to pick up."
"I really appreciated having a phone call from Andrew in the week leading up to the course to talk through what was going to be covered and what I wanted out of the course."
"Thank you so much, enjoyable and informative...a great teacher."

The venue:
"Fantastic venue, you should both be thrilled and proud, excellent catering and was lovely to see you both work so well as a team."
"Great venue, catering was very good and plentiful"
"Brilliant.  I love the farmhouse, the fact the food was home-made from produce, the training room was well equipped and as for the dogs...well, I love them!"
"Lovely!! Great cake!"
"Excellent location and lovely food".
"Superb - couldn't have been better"
"Wonderful venue - very homely and welcoming."
"I want to move in!"

The trainers:
"We feel so lucky to have found this course and meet such lovely hosts who are happy to share secrets of smallholding and are so down to earth; would highly recommend to anyone interested in or about to start smallholding."
"Really warm, friendly and welcoming, lovely hosts."
"It was very well run and very informative.  Thank you."
"The course was well planned and well thought out."
"Easy to ask questions and always great answers; you can't do better than tapping in to experience."
"Excellent handling of questions as they arose."