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Hey everyone,

 

I’m Ralph “Malachias Gaskin”. I’m the Author of “A Warrior’s Garden, Therapeutic guide to living with PTSD”, the founder of “Warfighter Heirloom Gardens” a veteran’s garden therapy program, and “Honor 22 Farms” a family owned organic based farm. I was born and raised in Fort Wayne in. I joined the Indiana Army National Guard in Jan 1994 at 18 years old and served both as a Combat medic and an Infantryman for 9 years. In April 2006 I re-enlisted in into the Active Army as a Combat medic and served for 8 years. I did 28 months in Iraq during the surge and Operation New Dawn. I was medically retired for PTSD, TBI, arthritis, hearing loss, and bursitis at 100% and retired to the Columbia, Tennessee and I am currently enrolled and taking classes at Lipscomb University for my undergrad in Psychology. I am married with three children.

After 3 years of counseling and medications from the Army, I decided that I needed something more and transitioned to a more non-chemical based and alternative therapy based road to recovery. Using three main pillars, Faith, Music, and Organic Gardening.

 

I look forward to getting to know everyone and learning as much from you all as I can.

 

God Bless,

Strength and Honor,

 

Ralph "Malachias" Gaskin

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Hi Ralph and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. 

 

The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced chicken keepers - loads of info on anything chicken. http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

 
Joining your state thread will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area, which can be helpful (just type the name of your state in the search box).
 
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Nice to meet you Ralph - Welcome to Backyard chickens

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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Thanks everyone. I'm looking foreword to getting to know everyone and sharing in our combined journey.

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:welcome

 

You might like to check out the gardening forum here on BYC:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/16176/gardening

 

BYC also has a sister site, The Easy Garden:

http://www.theeasygarden.com/

 

It's nice to have you join us!

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