Longtime Lurker First Time Poster - Missouri

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Over on Caney Creek, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. Over on Caney Creek

    Over on Caney Creek Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 2, 2009
    Missouri Ozarks
    Hello friendly people. I've enjoyed this informative forum for a while. I found it while searching for an electrolyte dosage (they never put the equivalent for a small amount on the packages do they?) and have been hooked since.

    It all started with a box of banty chicks in the mail. I still have the picture from the day they arrived. That was over 20 years ago, the start of the obsession. Since then, we've always had a few, sometimes a lot. These days I keep about 4-5 dozen hens that free range in the afternoons, provide calico-colored eggs for our farmer's market booth, and entertain me all the time. We have a bench under the pines alongside the hen house & yard. The girls & I have coffee & scratch break together every day.

    We live in the Missouri Ozarks on a lovely little creek bottom farm of 90 acres & raise hay, honey, horses, cows, vegetables & kids.

    I've had chickens quite a while, so there are things I know, but there are more that I don't! I've learned SO MANY useful things from BYC members already, so I just wanted to say hello and thank you, thank you, thank you!
  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    [​IMG] from Texas!
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Nice to "meet" you, [​IMG] from South Carolina!
  4. Dragonfly Ranch

    Dragonfly Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2009
    Happy Valley, CA
    Glad you joined us - sure that you will be teaching us a thing or two as well. [​IMG]
  5. farrier!

    farrier! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2009
    Southern Illinois

    I live in the Ozark's too, but mine are the "Ozark mountains of Illinois". They don't amount to much other then for Illinois [​IMG]

    Love riding the trails!!!
  6. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Hello and welcome! [​IMG]

    I'm so glad you decided to join us! [​IMG]
  7. 19Dawn76

    19Dawn76 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2009
    Toadsuck, AR
    Welcome from Arkansas!
  8. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2008
    Portage County, Ohio
    [​IMG] Happy to meet you, and WELCOME!!! [​IMG]
  9. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Its great to have you join us! What a beautiful avatar you have. Its your property, right? Unbelievably beautiful!! [​IMG]
  10. Over on Caney Creek

    Over on Caney Creek Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 2, 2009
    Missouri Ozarks
    Oh, thank you everyone, how nice!

    Easttxchick - My dad was from Rals, Tx. It's a whole other country, right?

    Dragonfly Ranch - We make herbal soaps here and our line is called Dragonfly Garden - we oughta merge.

    Farrier! - I've shown horses all over Il, even southern (DuQuoin for ex), the prettiest part. As the old saw goes here, the hills ain't so high as the hollers is deep.

    Ranchhand & gumpsgirl - I've never been that far east but I'd sure love to.

    19Dawn76 - Been through Toadsuck. Really! My mom's people are on the other side of the Ouachitas in the Kiamichi range. We don't rent pigs! From Lonesome Dove - I love it!

    Portagegirl - Thank you. I had to borrow an avatar that was already made until I figure out how, but it looks just like it does here in the fall. Look at my page for some of my own humble pics of the creek and farm.

    I look forward to seeing you all again and again.

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