greetings from the blue ridge mountains!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by nstaib, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. nstaib

    nstaib In the Brooder

    in all honesty, i don't know why they're called blue, or where the ridge is. i was raised in san diego, joined the navy, married a corn-fed midwestern boy and ended up in rural northern virginia.
    it's like being in another dimension! instead of seeing into my neighbor's houses from inside mine, i can't even SEE the houses from the yard! [​IMG]
    i live on 5 +/- acres next to an unoccupied 30ish acres, across from 25ish acres. we've got cats, dogs, rabbits, only 1 "actual" child, and i've had my very first chicken, a stray (?), for less than 2 months. do chickens wander off of their yards and get lost? do they get dumped like house cats? i have no idea, but she refuses to leave, even when the terrier pup chases her around the yard. i almost think she likes the attention! she seems to think she's a cat, but it's probably just because there are so many of them!
    i home school my 14 yr old son, read almost everything i can, take care of a terrier mutt puppy, a 14 yr old blind and deaf rescued beagle, 11 yr old rescue apbt, and 8 various cats.
    my husband retired from the navy after 20 years, but not the work force, which is how we ended up here. he works in the d.c. metro area, and i DON'T! [​IMG]
    the biggest problem with being married to my farmboy, is that he keeps trying to talk me into getting cute, cuddly baby animals so we can raise them and then...kill 'em and eat 'em! after more than 14 years together, i'm thinking that i might be able to eat home "grown" eggs. imagine my surprise when the chicken came to me! i guess i should take it as a sign...
    nic staib

  2. Mtn Laurel

    Mtn Laurel Songster

    May 18, 2012
    Northern Virginia
    My Coop

    They're called "Blue" because - when you view the mountain range from a distance - it appears blue in color. And they're the eastern-most "ridge" of mountains that make up the Appalachian chain. The Blue Ridge portion extends from Georgia to Pennsylvania.

    Saw you were in rural Northern Virginia and I'm pea-green with envy! My family has lived in that region for generations and I was raised there. I'm still relatively close but I have to view home as that "Blue Ridge" from a distance. Luckily, still close enough to get home in short order!

    Glad you made it to the country and enjoy your time on BYC. It's a GREAT spot!
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  3. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Songster

    Jun 29, 2012
    Palmetto, Georgia
    Hi and :welcome So glad you joined us!!! :weee
  4. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Songster

    Aug 14, 2012
    paicines, ca.

  5. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Songster

    Aug 14, 2012
    paicines, ca.
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member 7 Years

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, nstaib, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined our community! Best of luck if you decide to take the plunge and start collecting critters. The farm fresh eggs will be well worth it!

  8. nova022

    nova022 Songster

    Aug 3, 2012
    The Blue Ridge Mountains are absolutely beautiful! Would love to be there, well maybe not in the winter.
  9. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

    Apr 12, 2012
    Kentucky Heartland
    Welcome to BYC from Kentucky.

    They call it "Blue Ridge" because of the bluish color that is seen from a distance. It is caused from the isoprene in the trees that is released into the air. My Cherokee relatives have lived in those mountains for a very, very long time.

    Last edited: Oct 18, 2012

  10. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009

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