Hello from the [currently soggy] South

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ThistleRidgeGA, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. ThistleRidgeGA

    ThistleRidgeGA Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello from the [currently soggy!] South,

    I know quite a few members of BYC, and I thought I would join. We have a long-term lease on a 12-acre tract of land north of Atlanta, Georgia. We moved here in July 2011, but it wasn't until June 2012 that we officially took over 100% of the farm (prior to that, there were other residents on the farm whose responsibility was ensuring the farm stayed organized, taken care of, etc.) Needless to say, almost a year later, and we are still banging out repair projects and trying to get our farm up to par, so to speak.

    We tackled a jungle of overgrown weeds and grass (and Copperheads!) the past several months, and our progress and before and after pictures are found on both our blog at http://farmlivingisthelifeforme.wordpress.com and our Photobucket account (there are abums on the right sidebar for our various areas) at http://photobucket.com/farmliving

    We created a Facebook page for family and friends to keep up to date with our progress, plans, goals, and tips as well at http://www.facebook.com/thistleridgefarm

    My husband and I both come from country backgrounds, and my childhood was spent around apple orchards, fruit, and vegetable gardens and dairy farms. From 2001-2003, I worked on a 100-head Red Limousin beef cattle farm that was also home to chickens, peafowl, turkeys, Emus, horses, and llamas. Needless to say...I'm a Jill of all trades :)

    At the moment, my husband and I have two horses, two dogs, a NZW buck (named Monty Python) and will be completing our predator-proof coop in our barn although we will be practicing safe-monitored free-range of hens and ducks. Breeds of hens: RIR, Buff Orpington, and Barred Rock. Breed of ducks: Cayuga. Eventually we will be adding two beef steer and Boer goats as well (3-4 at a time.)

    We practice proper pasture rotation, soil-testing, lime, and fertilizing our pastures, Diatomaceous Earth for pest control, composting, vegetable and fruit gardens, "tire" gardens, and native gardening as far as our landscaping is concerned. We are always open to help others and chit chat about farming whether it be a handful of hens in your suburban backyard or hundreds of acres in the country.

    Best regards,
    The Registers (primarily Shelby here)
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, ThistleRidgeGA, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Sounds like you have a happening operation there! Best of luck to you and your critters! I'll check out your blog! [​IMG]
     
  3. thasista

    thasista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us. Very nice blog and Facebook page! [​IMG]
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Good luck with that farm, and welcome to BYC.
     
  8. ShadyHillFarm

    ShadyHillFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there and welcome from another Georgia girl!!
     
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    Janiecoke Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome from North East Mississippi
     
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