Getting the flock out of here - a diary of a crazy chicken man

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ozexpat, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. OffGridMAMA

    OffGridMAMA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have seen the simple homestead Oz, but it works for us. I don't even try to explain anymore to those who can't understand why we "gave up" our other life. I will confess that I don't own a fridge either *gasp* I have a small propane freezer . We buy fresh, local and often. I make many things from scratch, a luxury I couldn't indulge when I was working sixty hours a week. We have chosen this simple life. We are healthier and happier. We appreciate life more now. Yes here in the USA it is possible :) we aren't living in a cave, we enjoy lots of technology that makes things easier, but our priority is our family, not our stuff. It wasn't always what we thought we'd do, I was on fast track at a major law firm. I had a big house and live in nanny. I was "successful". But only on paper. Less (for me) has certainly given me more. ....and then came the chickens :) heehee
     
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  2. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Your simple homestead is awesome OGM. You have a comfortable house, a nice piece of land. A horse, a few cows, chickens and a great family. Your kids will grow up rich in the important things.
     
  3. tajuano

    tajuano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good for you, it is not always easy to give up material things, especially if its success, but our spiritual and mental richness is much more important. It takes a strong person to make those kind of changes.
     
  4. tajuano

    tajuano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That just too funny.
     
  5. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    three pips and I have to work in the morning.

    i wish I had some sleeping pills
     
  6. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    one pipped the wrong end and died overnight

    one just hatched a swedish flower hen

    others pipping.

    its going to be a spread out hatch due to one of the bators being unplugged that day.

    its just day 20
     
  7. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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  8. chicknfun

    chicknfun Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. chicknfun

    chicknfun Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Sometimes a forced down scaling of income can be very educational. The trick is to maintain the simple life when the income is restored.

    I have two credit cards. Each one is one of those that you can customize the image on the card. Each has a picture of my kids. I have to look at them before I use them.
     

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