Vals wheels!

Vals Wheels..... Val Grainger needs some wheels to get around her smallholding, so this crowdfunding project aims to enable this to happen.

We did it!

On 13th Dec 2016 we successfully
raised £1,620 with 21 supporters in 42 days

I am Val,  and as you can see not very good at making videos! But i hope both it and the pictures below help give an idea of the terrain i have here and the need I have. I have been farming and smallholding most of my adult life and have over the years kept all sorts of livestock and grown hundreds of kilos of veg....

In 2002 I managed to rupture my left anterior crutiate ligament in my knee and in 2007 I had the misfortune to do the same to the right knee, leading to very unstable knees which I managed ok until falling badly on a footpath. Now I
am so unstable I must wear heavy duty knee braces to get about safely.

However, I spend a lot of time demonstrating good sustainable practice to many people and to do this I have to spend a lot of time outdoors on our smallholding, risking falling or being pushed over by the livestock.

We manage 4 acres of woodand and for me to be able to help with our management I need some wheels, not normal wheels, because to use a quad bike you have to have good knees to brace it over rough ground....which i cannot do. So I need a quad I can sit into rather than on top of......This is more expensive than normal.

I need to be able to manage the sheep alone, removing the risk of being pushed over. The sheep respect a quad.

I would like to continue to farm, to be able to teach many people permaculture and sustainable living, incorporating livestock and woodland management on our smallholdng.

I am giving a lot of lovely rewards for your help with this project to get a specialist vehicle.

Thankyou in advance for helping me.....

Val


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