Greetings from soggy, rainy Oregon!!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CedarOR, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. CedarOR

    CedarOR Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, sometimes it sunshines too. Just not lately. [​IMG]

    I am Cedar from the upper Willamette Valley and have just acquired the 3rd farm in my life, a 60 acre lovely century farm we are restoring. Due to the economy, I had to leave my beloved 40 acre farm three years ago, but sometimes things happen for a reason and now I have the priviledge to belong to a 60 acre farm with another 40 possible. I am really giddy as this just happened last Wednesday for my fiance'.

    When I was little in 1977, the farmer man across the fields had some lovely birds in pens and my brother and I used to hike around the long way (via road, not through the fields) to sit in the ditch hiding in the grass to watch them for hours. One day the farmer man came over to talk to my dad and then presented me with 36 eggs for our incubator. I hatched out Black Royal Palm turkeys and Red Golden Phesant from the eggs he gifted me with. Then I joined Poultry 4-H, but I had been in rabbit 4-H previously and that rabbit club was more exciting than my poultry one, so it only lasted with me one year. I kept my birds for 5 more years, then kinda left them with my parents when I moved away from home. In 1996 I got into Bourbon Red turkeys at my 1st farm, then Slates, Chocolates and Black Spanish at my last farm starting in 2004, along with Dark Brahma, RIR, Grey Silver Dorkings and Barred Plymouth Rocks. I recently started over with BPR chickens and Slate turkeys again. Soon to be adding Buff Orpingtons and maybe some Cochin bantams for my 3 year old who has the 'Chicken-Bug'. The new farm has creeks and ponds and I would like to start in waterfowl now, with Grey Saddleback Pomeranian geese and Buff ducks. I have been an advocate for heritage livestock, heirloom and rare heirloom veggies (obsession really with 706 varieties-madness!), and pre-15th century fruit trees.

    I have to confess I have been reading BYC for awhile, but only joined up tonight to message someone, but it is nice to be here with so many people who have such a love of their feathered friends.

    Thank you for welcoming me,
    Cedar
     
  2. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!
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    Glad you joined us!!!
     
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  3. hollys chooks

    hollys chooks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi from sunny, summery Adelaide, Australia. [​IMG]

    I've just started looking at and growing a few heirloom veggies. I found most seeds on sale at shops here are from the U.K. It seems a lot more sensible to me to source seeds that are adapted to the local conditions and to start saving seeds. My four funny hens love helping me garden.
    BYC is such a great resource, there's always someone who's had the same problem or idea. Welcome.
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, CedarOR, and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us! Wow! Sounds like an idyllic set up you have. I love the heritage bird idea as well. Good luck to you and your poultry pursuits. Happy holidays!
     
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  7. CedarOR

    CedarOR Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello I have 2 friends from Adelaide, Australia. But one moved to Douglas (?) now? You might like to contact http://www.diggers.com.au/ for seeds too. Thanks for the welcome.

    Cedar
     
  8. CedarOR

    CedarOR Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow, I did not know BYC was so international. This is awesome to see. What breeds do you raise there in Ireland?

    Cedar
     
  9. CedarOR

    CedarOR Out Of The Brooder

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    It is quite beautiful and SOOOOO quiet there. It will be a challenge however as there is alot of wildlife who I am sure would love a poultry dinner, not to mention cougar and bear. But we will have to work out a compromise... like leave my livestock alone and you can live. I realize I am moving into their home (I lived in the bush in Canada for a decade), so I have some good ideas on prevention as well as a livestock guardian dog who I had up north.

    Happy holidays to you too.

    Cedar
     
  10. CedarOR

    CedarOR Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!

    Cedar (who finally figured out the quote thing)
     

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