Excited About Joining This Fun Group

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by KernH, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. KernH

    KernH Songster

    Sep 9, 2014
    Newman, Ca.
    My name is Kern Hunewill. I am 63 years old and have lived in my home town of Newman, Ca. all my life. I was raised by my grandparents on my mother's side. They were the best parents anyone has ever had. I am married to the most perfect woman on this planet. We have been married for 41 years and together for 45 years. Every day I say to myself many times that I am the luckiest man in the world. We have two adult kids that we had chickens for when they were young. Now we have 4 granddaughters that can come to our house and enjoy the fun of having chickens (our kids spouses don't want the chickens in their yards). We have 6 chicks that are six weeks old and 6 chicks that are three weeks old. They are so cute. I built a nice large house for them and they have a large outside area also. My wife and I own a small hardware/lumber store in Newman. The business is 126 years old. I have worked there since I was 12 years old, 51 years. I love to fish, garden, play golf, hunt, and go to the movies with my wife. I have been a Rotarian for 37 years and have perfect club attendance. I am also a volunteer with the Northern California Golf Association as a course rater. I know I will enjoy conversing with everyone on this site. Kern
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  2. Alright Kern, [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]

    BYC has a very useful learning center [​IMG]

    Sounds like you have lived a charmed life so far [​IMG]
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Considering the many trips I have made to the hardware store for building supplies for the chickens, there are times I wish I owned one!
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG]Hi Kern, glad you joined us at Backyard Chickens. You might enjoy a thread called "Old Folks Home," you don't have to be a senior - lots of fun spirited people - topics change by the moment.
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Glad you joined!
  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    What a lovely intro! I used to run and manage a small hardware store down here in Alamogordo, NM for many years. Mostly fasteners, (bolts, screws, nuts, rebar, construction hardware, ect...). Very interesting job that was for a woman. Ha!

    Enjoy all your adventures in life and welcome to our flock!
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC, Kern. Glad you decided to join our flock. You and your family sounds a lot like me and my family. My grandparents raised my in the early years of my life, and even afterward, I spent all summer and every holiday with them. I have been retired for 6 years now and my wife and I have been married almost 40 years. Raising chickens is a great experience for children (like granddaughters). :eek:) My granddaughter (pictured in my avatar) loves chickens and helps me take care of ours. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of chicks do you have?
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

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