Chatty Quack Mom Introduction

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ChattyQuackFarms, May 18, 2019.

  1. ChattyQuackFarms

    ChattyQuackFarms In the Brooder

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    Hi,

    I am mother to a NeuroDiverse family of four. We all have some type of neurological disorder. I use the platforms of Google Photos, YouTube and Blogger to document our lives as Suburban Homesteaders (in training). This documentation project started off for many different reasons: as the 7th step of the scientific process for homeschool projects, (Reporting your results to the scientific community), as a way to teach my 2 special needs toddlers chores and routines, as a tool to track progress and behavior in my children.

    Then later into my vlogging journey (early this spring 2019), we added 2 pekin ducklings to our family, Lemon and Cherry. One of my close relatives took interest in the 'Duck Story,' (which is the Google Photo Album I started to document our new pets). Once she saw what we'd been doing with the ducks, gardening, outdoor spring/summer science projects, etc., she told other relatives. More and more joined in the 'Duck Story' photo album, so we expanded to YouTube. Now we have also expanded to Blogger, to some degree. Our long time family therapist has been encouraging me for years to blog about our neurodiverse family. So I just kinda made a conglomerate out of all these and we call ourselves Chatty Quack Farms.
    Are we farmers? Not yet. But we are well on our way. We are starting with ducks and blackberries, and a lot of online research. Part of my Obsessive Compulsive Disorder means I research constantly. So we connected with a local duck farmer near us through a small farmer's market, and she introduced me to BackYardChickens.com.

    At this time (late Spring 2019), our ducks are going on 4 months old. They are sweet babies to me, but also a long term science lesson, a way to teach responsibility and hard work to my children, and good Poop Producers for our new gardening projects. We wanted eggs, but our local duck farmer friend has recently visited us and established that we have two males. So for now they are just our Pretty Prissy Pooping Pekins. No eggs, but they sure are cute, (and huge). They are even responding quite well to behavior training. As weird as that might sound.

    So that's us. We're pretty basic, even in our eccentricities. Just within our own little family unit we have Autism, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, as well as several other sub-disorders that are lesser-known. Are we nuts? Yeah, technically we kind of are. But we still live normal happy lives. So here is a link to our YouTube channel, Chatty Quack Farms, specifically dedicated to our family outdoor activities during the Spring and Summer.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJjnvh-Ra5zxx2AhycGtoXw

    Our YouTube channel is not as up-to-date as some of our other, non-public profiles. If you ever have any questions for me directly, having to do with our homesteading activities, or neurodiversity curiosities that you may have, feel free to message me.

    Chatty Quack Mom
     
  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Great intro! Who's not a little nuts!?
     
  3. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Free Ranging

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    Hello,:frow and a warm welcome to Backyard Chickens It's great to have you here with us and I hope you'll enjoy it here as much as we all do!
     
  4. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy :frow and Welcone to Backyard Chickens.

    Happy :ya to have you here with us. Enjoy your time at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
     
  5. Celticdragonfly

    Celticdragonfly Songster

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    Welcome! My two sons are both diagnosed autistic, and the rest of the family is on the spectrum to one degree or another. My two teens are getting evaluated for ADHD stuff. I wish I'd had chickens when they were little, I think feeding them and helping collect eggs would have been great chores to help with. I hope this site is helpful.
     
  6. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Welcome to BYC, and good luck with your flock and homestead.
     
  8. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Wrangler

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    Hi and welcome to at BYC :frow We're so happy you decided to join us:ya
     
  9. Mybackyardpeepers

    Mybackyardpeepers Crowing

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    Good morning and welcome to the BYC flock.
     

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