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Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by sumi, Jun 2, 2016.
Thank you both, my dogs and chickens keep us constantly entertained, and I'm never lonely.
Lisa, thanks for sharing your story. I'm always amazed when I "meet" someone here! Good to find out who you are!
Thank you lazy gardener, hopefully I haven't shared too much. I like being a lazy gardener too.
Your interview so hit home with me on so many levels even the part of not taking vacations. I think when people create such a peaceful, tranquil home why would you want to leave it. I am also so happy at home there really isn't anywhere I want to go. Thank goodness for UPS & the computer!!! My Grandparents were the same way. They never took a vacation, to go anywhere, in their lives .Being with them & on the farm was a vacation, the hard work a joy. I could talk way to much about my Grandparents but their farm was their lives, & I loved & copied it myself. Our property is across the highway from my Grandparents farm. The watching & observing of animals he loved to do too. I know what you mean about the lurking...I did that for a couple of years too before I joined. I am so glad I did & just love this site....on many more levels than just chickens.
I knew I couldn't be the only one, when I explain it, no one understands, and they ask me why I have so many chickens. On this site I don't feel odd or a need to explain myself.
It must be wonderful to be so close to where you spent your childhoods favorite memories, home is always where your heart is.
I forgot to ask - what do you do with the 40 acres? Is it planted?
some is pasture, some we make hay with, some is our large lawn, and the rest is for wildlife habitat. My husband wants to plants stuff, but so far I've talked him out of it.
I like the idea of hay if you have the equipment to cut and bale!
We do, we are waiting for it to stop raining long enough to cut it. I like giving my poultry hay all winter. It keeps them occupied and gives them greens in the middle of winter. I think if I didn't bale hay, I would either buy some for them or dry and save lawn clippings.
I so enjoyed your story and especially the pictures. What a beautiful homestead. I could really learn a lot from you.
Computer problems today. Take care.