New Member From Maine

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RHB, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. RHB

    RHB Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 13, 2011
    Hello all.
    From the title you know I'm from Maine, I'm about mid state.
    After my husband retired from the service, we moved here and started our homestead. I still work, I run a produce department.
    We've been here about 5 years, and have had chickens and turkeys from the start. We started off with RIR and BBB's. We now have expanded to a number of different breeds. We took some major losses this year, but our local fox eat well. We had done some incubating in the past, but wish to do more along those lines (we are tired of having to keep purchasing birds)
    We also have pigs. We have done goats and sheep, and might do them again.
    We do the garden thing, have planted an orchard, do canning, etc.
    Hubby is building our house (and 5 years later, I still live in a construction site [​IMG] ) hopefully this year we will have the garage and porch built.
    I look forward to meeting you all.
  2. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

    Jan 10, 2010
    Vacationland, Maine
    Welcome from a fellow Mainer (I'm near Augusta)!

    We have a Maine thread on here and there are some Maine chickenswaps throughout spring and summer. Hope to see you at some of those.
  3. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  5. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2010
    Ohio - Chickens 3yrs
  6. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    Welcome! Sounds like you have a lot going on.. Good Luck! What a Beautiful state to be starting it in too...
  7. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2011
    [​IMG] from Ohio [​IMG]

    Sounds like you are building up a nice homestead. We are doing a lot of the same stuff here in Ohio. I have visited Maine twice, would like to do it at least once more in my life, maybe slow down and see more this next time. It is the coastal areas that attract me.
  8. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia, Ca and [​IMG]
  9. Cacciatore

    Cacciatore Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2011
    San Pablo, CA
    Welcome from Northern California. [​IMG]
  10. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. [​IMG]

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