Hello from NE Kansas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Pollo Bella, May 25, 2010.

  1. Pollo Bella

    Pollo Bella New Egg

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    Hello~

    I'm new to the forums but have frequented this website for some time now. My name is Jessica and I, along with my husband and 6 of our children (we have 8), currently live on an army post, Fort Leavenworth (although my husband is actually in the Navy [​IMG] ). Fort Leavenworth is located in NE Kansas, about 45 minutes from downtown Kansas City. I am originally from Jacksonville, Florida and my husband is from Detroit, MI. We've been moving so much with the military that we don't know where "home" is anymore. We've lived in Florida, Texas, Italy, Virginia, California and now Kansas. We have both fallen in love with this part of Kansas so, who knows, we may end up retiring here (hubby can retire in about 2.5 years) ?!?!

    For years I have dreamed of owning land and raising our own food. While I can have a vegetable garden here I cannot have chickens or any other animals besides your typical house pets. Due to some health issues I'm experiencing, we decided to look for a one level home and happened to find one for rent with 80 acres!! I am soooooo excited!! The owner said we can have animals and dig up the yard for a garden. My dream is finally coming true!! I can't believe it.... someone pinch me! [​IMG] The property is less than 10 minutes from post so my husband won't have some crazy commute. This is perfect for us!

    My kids and I are already picking out chickens and getting ready to place our order. I do have some questions first though and am hoping to find answers here. I am excited to be a part of this forum.
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2010
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Welcome to Kansas from a lifelong Kansan!! [​IMG]
     
  3. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    That is fantastic!!! Welcome to Kansas!
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. Congrats on your move. [​IMG]
     
  5. Lolita

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  6. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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  8. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. homegrown

    homegrown Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Hello Jessica. So glad you are able to find a place to rent and have some of the good things you have been dreaming of. I am a Kansas born and raised girl, had to relocate about 24 years ago, but Kansas will always be home. You do live in a great part of the state. Good luck with your homestead and chickens. I have enjoyed my Barred Rocks now for almost a year and am going to add to our flock. [​IMG] [​IMG] Let us know how things work out for you. [​IMG]
     
  10. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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