My Fingers are Thawing...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Blooie, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    ...so I thought I'd wave a tentative "hello" from Northern Wyoming. My husband Ken and I retired from the US Navy in 1990, put an anchor on top of the car, and started driving. The first community we came to where folks pointed at the anchor and said, "What is that?" was where we hung our hat, and we've been in this wonderful little town for almost 18 years now. We've been pretty lucky in that we don't have to worry about too many rules regarding animals in town. Most folks have a few horses, kids walk their 4-H lambs down the street and raise them in their back yards, and there are cattle in town as well. Makes for an interesting town!

    Our chicks are due to arrive tomorrow. In hindsight ordering them this early was probably the first of many mistakes we will make as we begin this great adventure, but we don't normally get weather this cold and snowy this time of year. Here in the Big Horn Basin we are generally protected from winter's worst by the mountains on all sides of us - this is the first year we've had use a snow shovel instead of a broom to clear snow! The brooder has been set up and warming up for several days now, and we are ready. Well, as ready as we can be, and the grandkids are bugging us daily about when the chicks will be here. We have a 8 year old grandson, Evan, who lives two blocks down, and two of our granddaughters live across the street. The littlest one, 2 year old Kendra, has Spina Bifida. She has been in her wheelchair since she was 9 months old, and she can outrun Gramma! We just can't wait to introduce her to the chicks...she gets to see them first! Evan and Katie (Kendra's 8 year old big sister) decided that right off the bat.

    I've already learned a lot from this forum. I hope that as I grow and gain experience I'll be able to share what I've learned the way so many of you have. Oh, and be forewarned - I'm a frequent poster! LOL

    So hello from Oleo Acres - the Cheaper Spread.
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good Luck with your new chicks, hope they all arrive safely!
     
  3. steelchair

    steelchair Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC. Chickens are addictive :)
     
  4. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    :welcome
     
  5. PAchickenlover

    PAchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! Glad you joined us! :weee
     
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  6. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Hope your chicks arrive safe and healthy!!
     
  7. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    I feel warmer already with these "welcomes'. Thank you, and it's nice to meet you!
     
  8. texgardengal

    texgardengal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello from Texas!!! Must be wonderful to have all your family so close. Those grandbabys are going to have a blast with the chickies. Good luck!!! Keep up posted [​IMG]
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  9. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    And hello TO Texas! It is wonderful to have the little ones so close. I just got a "before bedtime" Facetime from Katie reminding me that nobody is allowed to say hello to the chicks until Little Kendra has her chance. Wonder if the grands will be that enthused about the chickens when they are older, out in the coop, and they have to help feed, water and clean! LOL
     
  10. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    I love going out to give my chickens food and water every morning!
     

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