Country farmette with all the privileges?

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  1. bfc chicks

    bfc chicks In the Brooder

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    I don't know if this is the right spot but here goes. Why I'm bfc i dont know I usually go by BFAD, which was the name of my farmette for Alpine dairy goats. I have been raising animals for 65 years, starting with rabbits and now ending up with 2 Jersey cows, 2 alpine goats, 16 muscovy ducks, 24 chickens, and 5 rabbits. Geese, pekins, sheep, quail, guineas are all gone for now, i have 7 breeds of chickens, Barred rock, Rhode Island Reds, Americanus blues, Leghorns, Buff Orpington, Silver Spangled Wyndotes, and Austroloffs. I breed for temperament, size, layability, egg size, and good mothers. Since I'm off ihe grid I have to carry my water, light my lamps, and grow a lot of my own food. I like to experiment with raising heritage grains, corns, mangels, and non gmo garden crops as well as trying to see how self sustaining I can be in utilizing my land and crops. Example, feedng corn fodder, til March, growing a high protein hay using comfrey, clovers, and timothy, growing old time heritage grains and use leaves, mulch hay, and straw for bedding. All good compost builders, use composting toilet and return every thing to the earth as in the book, Humanure Handbook by Joseph C.Jenkins, there by leaving as small a footprint as possible. I try to use the techniques I was raised with and therefore use crop rotation and seed preservation, and soil building to my best. Yes i often get lambs quarters, 9 ft. tall, burdock the size of small trees, and many other types of not so familiar plants to eat but tjsts all part of tbe cycle. I hope this gives a small window of who i am.
     
  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Good intro. Interesting lifestyle too!
     
  3. Kiki

    Kiki Is your thermometer calibrated?

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  4. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC. I hope that you enjoy your time here.

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  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Raven steals Christmas

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow

    We are so glad you decided to join our community! :) Good luck with all your projects.
     
  6. ValerieJ

    ValerieJ Crossing the Road

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    Hi! :frow Welcome to BYC!
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Good morning, and welcome to BYC.
     
  8. DiYMama540

    DiYMama540 Free Ranging

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    Welcome to BYC! I think we all enjoy homesteading to some degree! Best of luck to you and your flock! Any pics you'd like to share?

    :jumpy:welcome:jumpy
     
  9. TheChiggens

    TheChiggens Cluckmazing!

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    BullChick Enslaved by a Duckling

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