New Florida Guy

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AlHawk, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. AlHawk

    AlHawk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good Day!

    I started with a very small raised bed garden three years ago and guess what....... 3 gardens, plans for a 4th and a "regular" garden coming this spring. This month's project is repurposing an old shed to a chicken coop. Losing daylight after work has made that project grind to a slow crawl. I don't have any chickens yet but had them as a kid. I just don't remember all the decisions having to be made that i read about now. We had a shed, fenced run and a yard. It seemed so easy back then. Anyway, looking forward to advice, stories and tips.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    Welcome!
    Nice fish. What are they? Grouper?
     
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  3. AlHawk

    AlHawk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, Grey or Gag Grouper. Season closes on Jan 1. :(
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    I know most freshwater species but living in the Midwest, I'm not hip to a lot of saltwater species.
     
  5. AlHawk

    AlHawk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm originally from the St. Louis area and all of my family still live there. We were raised on the lakes and rivers and I knew what to expect. When I moved to Florida 15 yrs ago, salt water fishing was a new world. SOOO many things can give you a nice painful sting or bite; gloves and pliers are a must have. After my first trip off shore, I was hooked. There's something about the wide open blue water, salt in air and the big fights. Since my wallet doesn't support offshore fishing very often I turned back to the gardening and raising chickens. It reminds me of home back in MO but with two growing seasons and no snow to shovel.
     
  6. KatharinetheGr8

    KatharinetheGr8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey @AlHawk and welcome! [​IMG] I look forward to seeing you on the forums! If you've got questions you've come to the right place! Someone in this wonderful online community has the answers. I only started raising backyard chickens a few months ago and have gained so much knowledge from the experts here! Glad to see you on here!
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  8. N F C

    N F C Happy T-Day! Premium Member Project Manager

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  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. I bet you really miss shoveling snow [​IMG]
     

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