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.....