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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RoseHaven, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. RoseHaven

    RoseHaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a small homestead of eight acres, about five are woods. The woods have been neglected for decades, and need tending. Lots of weed trees, brambles...lots of work ahead.

    Our soil has a lot of clay, so we're using BTE to condition it.

    We've put in our little orchard this year. Apples, pears, plums, and cherries, along with blueberry bushes and currants. We also have about 30 young, middle aged, and older black walnut trees. We're hoping to add some English walnuts next spring.

    This spring we got our first chickens, and next year we plan to add rabbits.

    Hoping to meet some like-minded people, and learn a lot.

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  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. It sounds like you have quite a bit of work on your hands! If you check the links at the bottom of every page, there are links to BYC's sister sites that may also interest you.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/category/learning-center.11/ and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224

    All the best

    CT
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Ooh love walnuts, very healthy for folks. :welcome
     
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  4. beaks

    beaks Out Of The Brooder

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  5. beaks

    beaks Out Of The Brooder

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    IMG_3576.JPG I live near Albany IN on 7 acres. I have 10 Buff Orphington hens and a rooster named Ralph Stanley. I have apple trees and about three acres is meadow that the deer love and all the bees and butterflies with the wild flowers. The land was not kept up for years before I bought it. Spent many years to slowly clean up and clear. Looks like a different place from what I bought.
     
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  6. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Flock Master Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC :frow I was born and raised between Hammond and Gary... Small world:old
     
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  7. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Please read more Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome to Backyardchickens.com aka BYC! :frow
    We are so glad you joined our flock.
    Jump right in and make yourself at home.

    This video will help you learn how to navigate this site:
     
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  8. Cntry1958

    Cntry1958 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a beautiful place now. Welcome to BYC.
     
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  9. RoseHaven

    RoseHaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hessville!
     
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  10. RoseHaven

    RoseHaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. Reality doesn't match what I see in my head...yet. Lots of work, but we enjoy the work.
     
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