Guess I should introduce myself

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jared, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. Jared

    Jared Out Of The Brooder

    My wife, Carrie and I moved back to South Dakota to assist my parents. I am 41, and my darling wife is 31. I have 4 children from my first marriage 3 of which are grown, and I inherited a wonderful daughter with my second marriage. My parents are getting on in years, mother is in poor health and my father is almost completely blind. They would not do well living anywhere but home, besides the nearest hospital is an hour drive(in good weather). We currently reside on about 1000 acres. The ranch is in sore need of attention, having been mostly neglected for about 15 years, so a job in town was extremely difficult to keep and do all the work needed here. We are slowly trying to become an "old McDonald" type farm. We acquired 25 Ameracauna chickens (though I think they are more like easter eggers), then bought 18 guinea fowl (straight run). With the purchase of the guinea's 3 turkens were thrown in for free. We started a colony of rabbits, 20 does and 2 bucks, california and california/NZ cross. Took in a couple goats for my cousin, in exchange for some kid goats next spring. Hoping to acquire a jersey milk cow, some Cayuga ducks and maybe just maybe a couple hogs next spring,(not convinced I want to deal with hogs). Maybe its just the fact that my (city) wife gets such a thrill out of any thing (baby) that comes along, but I am definitely looking forward to keeping a smile on her face, so I'm guessing we will have lots of baby anything we can. She still squeals with joy when she finds an egg. I think that about sums us up, looking forward to the rewards this forum could provide, and maybe be able to contribute back.
  2. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

    May 6, 2009
    Vail, Arizona
    [​IMG] It's very fun here, you'll learn a lot. [​IMG]
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle


    Good luck, you've got a lot going on.

  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Hi Jared!

    Wow! Sounds like a new beginning for you and your family! I hope everything turns out great for you and I have to say I'm a bit envious! (I'll have to settle for my little house on my six acre woods, with a small garden and two chicken coops!) [​IMG]

    Take care and keep us posted on how everything is going for you!

  5. P-Funk

    P-Funk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 20, 2011
    1000 acres! Wow! You've got plenty of room. Welcome from Colorado and good luck with all you've got going on. It's good to see another dude here, we're grossly outnumbered.
  6. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2011
    Cairo Ga.
    Hi from Ga. Welcome aboard. Hogs aren't a problem if you keep up with them. We keep 1 or 2 around and every 6 mo. fill the freezer. They are least expensive animals we have.

  7. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Hello, from the Big Bear mountains of Ca. Glad you found us. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  8. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Hello, from the Big Bear mountains of Ca. Glad you found us. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
  10. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! Very happy to have you here.


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