George McLaughlin Jr.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by George McLaughlin Jr., Sep 25, 2017.

  1. George McLaughlin Jr.

    George McLaughlin Jr. In the Brooder

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    Howdy folks,

    It seems like ages since I've joined a new Internet forum! I was looking at Backyard chickens as a resource we could recommend for people who are new to chickens, and decided it looked interesting enough to join. My wife and I have been keeping poultry most of our lives. For over 15 years we had Kraienkoppes, which I truly loved. Sometime around 2011 we changed over to Buckeyes, which we both love. We try to focus only what we can maintain long term. Currently we keep about 15 hens an a couple of roosters, down drastically from what we had a year ago.
    We also raise and maintain a small flock of mixed heritage turkeys and a flock of pure French production white Muscovies, such as one can find through Freedom Ranger Hatchery and their affiliates. The Muscovies are amazing! Our main challenge is not letting them multiply beyond what's practical. They are absolutely delicious and, I like their eggs better than chicken eggs.
    I (we=my wife and I) are into seed saving, beekeeping, dairy goats and almost all things to do with self sufficiency. We live on a ten acre farm and raise most of our own food. I've had bees since 1973 and gardened longer than that. We served as missionaries in Central Mexico for 14 years and love Hispanic culture, language. I also love to play with computers, having moved over to Linux about 4 years ago.

    In 2014 we started work on a homesteading website. It's called Homesteading Edu. It did a soft launch in March of this year.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Excellent and interesting introduction = welcome to BYC.
     
  3. Lauren Kim

    Lauren Kim Songster

    Welcome to BYC! Trust me, you will love this place.
     
  4. RodNTN

    RodNTN Hatchaolic

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    Hello there! :frow And :welcome It is wonderful to have you here with us, best wishes! :)
     
  5. George McLaughlin Jr.

    George McLaughlin Jr. In the Brooder

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    Thank you!
     
  6. RodNTN

    RodNTN Hatchaolic

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    You are most welcome :D
     
  7. N F C

    N F C Poo happens, move on

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    :welcome

    Thanks for the interesting into and for joining us!

    You may enjoy this forum:
    DIY / Self Sufficiency

    It's nice to have you here!
     
  8. George McLaughlin Jr.

    George McLaughlin Jr. In the Brooder

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    Thank you. I'll check it out!
     
  9. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Addict

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    Hi and welcome to BYC:frow We're so happy you've decided to join us:ya
     
  10. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Did you candle today?

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