Been a long time away - years but I am back

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by write2caroline, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2009
    Jacksonville. FL
    About to be an empty nester as my baby girl is leaving us to attend Sewanee in Tennessee...And my son is off living his life in California.

    My husband and I are looking at each other like - Uhm Hi - I sort of remember you. I know you never stop being parents but my kids are grown and I do believe in trusting we raised them well and they are well equipped to handle life. It's not easy. They call and ask for advice from time to time but more so they know the right answer and we are confirming it for them. Which makes me feel really good.

    Lost my chickens to a fox - who has moved on and away after all these years.

    My pet chicken had a Brinsea so I ordered one and some eggs to come later. I thought I would try hatching some eggs.

    My daughter laughed and asked if they are all roosters will we eat them - So long as I don't name them I can eat them - just not good laying hens with names. I am prepared to eat roosters not crow already worked out a deal with my neighbor to process them. He used to take my extra roosters gladly and eat them. He will help me process them if I give him some for his family - I think that's a deal.

    I ordered some Bluebar Cuckoo eggs and some Bielefelders. My son went to Germany in 2011-2012 for School and lived in Versmold which is a tiny town next to the Town of Bielefeld. So I thought I would try those - the Bielfelds are auto sexing meaning the roosters have a white dot on their heads at hatching. I am hoping the Bluebar Cuckoos do too - Creamlegbars are also autosexing and are really cute - sort of small but I had them before and they were beautiful.

    Let's see:
    Other than that I write novels and am currently coordinating the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award Contest.
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome back. There is life after the kids move out, and it can be fun.
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi and welcome back to BYC :frow

    Good luck with your eggs, hope you have a great hatch :fl
    My nest is still full but only with one and he is 14. I have noticed of late though he is out and about more doing his own thing which is good for him but sad for me as I feel he does not need as much. If I'm like this now what am I going to be like when he actually flies the nest! Time will tell I guess.

    Wishing you the very best of luck for the future and enjoy being back on BYC :frow
  4. Jucodeo

    Jucodeo The Sky is Falling!

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    Hey @write2caroline ! Thats is awesome you got back into our forum I am excited for you to start posting again! I hope you and your new flock do great in their new surroundings! I am so happy you joined our roost at BYC! I would like to welcome you with open arms! Yes this site is very helpful for all chicken related things! For your raising baby chicks needs follow this link for that forum that has a bunch of threads and it is always available for you to make new ones. I hope you enjoy BYC and make sure to post pictures of your flock and give us updates on how you are doing here I hope you and your new chicks do great and enjoy the Summer!
    Justin [​IMG]
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. My deceased friend Ellen Recknor used to write "bodice rippers," under several different pen names., Anne Archer, Phoebe St.James, etc. etc. I think the only one to carry her real name was "Me, and the Boys."
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Caroline and welcome back to the fold.

  7. Athaid

    Athaid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hey, welcome back :D
  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome back!
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  10. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2009
    Those are fun - I belong to Romance Writers of America and in my local chapter we have a quite a few that write those. I write Young Adult and New Adult so my characters swoon over the littlest thing. My Heros are awkward boys more likely to open mouth insert foot but in the Romance genre there is always an HEA - Happily ever After or HFN Happily for now.

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