Hi from the Shenandoah Valley

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by runninghen, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. runninghen

    runninghen New Egg

    Feb 16, 2009
    Hello! I've followed this site for a little while but am only now joining the forums... it was that warning about them being "addictive" that scared me off for a bit. [​IMG]

    I was raised in a suburb with no chicken or garden experience until about 8 years ago. I got books, advice from friends and strangers, and embarked on organic gardening, chicken raising, seed saving, canning, and other homesteady things. Currently we have around 25 laying hens and 2 roosters. We have Ameraucanas, Australorps, Light Brahmas, Silver-Laced Wyandottes, Buff Orpingtons, and New Hampshire Reds.

    My husband works from home and I teach writing and lit part-time at a local university, and do volunteer literacy work. We've got four children between the ages of 9 and 4 and we homeschool them because it's fun. Life is good, and I'm grateful.

    It's nice to join you!
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2009
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Hello, running hen and family, [​IMG] !

    I was born in Staunton, so I know what a beautiful area you live in. You will love it here, so much to learn and so many friends to be made! [​IMG]

    Edited because I misspelled Staunton!
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2009
  4. ashtray

    ashtray Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    Staunton VA
    i live in the valley also [​IMG] do you know of any breeders in the valley?
  5. Kelpie

    Kelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Charles Town, WV
    Hi from the most north east part of the valley![​IMG]
  6. flamingauburnmustang

    flamingauburnmustang Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 14, 2008
    South Africa
    No need to be afraid. We don't bite (yeah, sure, maybe you will be on this site 25 hours a day, SO WHAT?) [​IMG]

    Welcome!!!!!! [​IMG]

    This site is very informative, and will be in much favour to you.

    Enjoy. [​IMG]
  7. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    [​IMG] from Washington
  8. Jena

    Jena The Welsh Witch

    Nov 2, 2008

    Glad you finally go the courage to join us.

    Sounds like you are doing what we all aspire to. Good for you.

    Jena. [​IMG]
  9. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
  10. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    Welcome to you and yours!

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