Ok, I'm coming out of lurkdom now that I've read THE WHOLE THING!! What fun!!!!! Oz, you are an Inspiration!
I was so engrossed in the story that I didn't want to interrupt my reading to post. It only took me 3 days to get through it, but I have more time than usual to read these days as I'm still recovering from an accident and haven't gone back to work yet.
So.....before I get yelled at for just poking my head in and disappearing again, I'll go ahead and introduce myself. My name is Katja and I live in central Alabama. I am a professional Dressage trainer and a Chickenaholic. I have a little 3 acre mini farm, on which I live with my 5 equines (3 horses, 2 donkeys) 3 barn kitties, a doggie and, of course, CHOOKS!! I adore my chickens. I got them as day-old chicks and started with 4 Red Stars and 4 Australorps. Then I added my little Bowie to the mix. He's my little Polish roo, of whom I am insanely proud because he made Chicken of the Week with his picture here last week! All of my friends are insanely jealous that I have a Famous Chicken. . Seriously, these little critters are addicting, but I am not telling any of you here anything you don't already know. I have eggs in the 'bator right now, as we speak, trying to hatch out the first batch of Bowie kids. I am almost finished building a second, smaller coop to use as a grow-out pen for the teenagers once they outgrow the brooder.
So, that's my little world in a nutshell (or should I say eggshell?)
Hey Hi Katja, I used to be a dressage rider back in the day. My dressage trainer actually taught me to long line and eventually to drive. I am retired from riding now but My goal when I got my Percheron was to do driven dressage and eventually Combined Driving... Couldnt afford it. Sigh.
Anyhoo Welcome..... VBG.
Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,
Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.
Future poultry: Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy
"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson