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Hello from Nebraska

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PrincessFig, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. PrincessFig

    PrincessFig In the Brooder

    May 15, 2012
    Woodland, WA
    I have been subscribed to BYC for about a year but really kept to myself but I am coming out of the closet to embrace all of you great like minded gents and ladies!

    Little bit about me....

    We move. A lot. Seems like as soon as I get used to someplace we are transferred for my hubby's work. We are currently in the great city of Omaha, Nebraska, and I love it here! We are originally from the Pacific Northwest so the Midwest weather was a bit of a shock to our systems, but we have adjusted. We have been here now for three years, so nicely settled in!

    My family consists of Hubby and 3 children nearly grown. Two boys and a daughter. Each is in a different stage of life, daughter is in college, son in high school and son in middle school. The boys are autistic so it has been a struggle, but we are very close and enjoy our lives to the fullest!

    The fur/feather family consists of 7 hens of different breeds, 1 guinea pig, 2 cats and 1 Weimaraner. We live in a city neighborhood, fairly small lot, great neighbors, I couldn't ask for better people to live next to. They have put up with a lot living next to my crazy family!

    I decided last year to get chickens. Why? I have always wanted hens but I have felt like I should wait because this is temporary, Omaha is temporary, we are not planning on staying here that long. I have been wanting and waiting for 8 years. Then...hubby got sick, very sick....Large B cell Lymphoma sick. Surgery, check. Chemo, check. Recovery is going well, One and a half years cancer free!!! Time to stop waiting and get the darn chickens!

    I love them, I truly am so happy to have my peeps!!

    Thanks for reading my introduction,

    You all rock and I am happy to be here!


  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Sharon and Family, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here. Sounds like you folks have had a pretty rocky road. Happy to hear your husband is in remission!! I love your spirit. Have fun with your poultry! BYC is here to answer any questions or offer advice along the way! Best wishes.
  3. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Songster

    Jan 27, 2012
    SW Ohio
    Hello and welcome from Ohio.....so glad you are finally speaking up :)

    Your story is amazing. Wow. And glad you just went ahead and got the darn chickens! They can only bring more bright days to your life. Looking forward to seeing you in the forums
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Best wishes for your husband
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Best wishes to your DH.
  6. TheCrazyClucker

    TheCrazyClucker Songster

    Nov 30, 2012
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] Glad you came here! Hope your husband's recovery goes well. Best wishes towards your adventure into Chickendom! You'll enjoy it!
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Glad that you have decided to become more active in our community.

  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
  10. PrincessFig

    PrincessFig In the Brooder

    May 15, 2012
    Woodland, WA
    Thanks so much everyone! DH is doing much better this year than last, they say that chemo takes two years to feel recovered from. I believe it. He is now participating in a Live Strong exercise program organized by our local YMCA and it has been good to meet others who are going through what we have.

    As hobbies go, having chickens is most enjoyable, not too expensive (ha!) and we all benefit from having them around.



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