New member in eastern N.C.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chicklady63, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. chicklady63

    chicklady63 Songster

    Feb 10, 2009
    Hello to one and all:
    My name is Cyndi and I have had chickens for about 8 years. I have a medium-sized flock of purebred silkies, cochin bantams and Old English gamebird bantams, 2 African geese, three German shepherds (two of which were rescues), and one "Heinz-57" shelter girl we call "Miss Cass". Not to mention the 5 feral cats we have given a home and 2 turtles.
    We moved to the home we are in now about 4 years ago moving from an urban to a rural setting of 2 1/2 acres & bringing all our animals with us like a reverse of the Beverly Hillbillies. (I'm definitely an Ellie Mae & always have been.) [​IMG]
    As a child my paternal grandmother talked with such fondness about her hens & biddies that I always knew one day I would have some to help remember her by. One day at a garden center in the city I lived in I noticed a pen in the corner of the property & when I got closer inside were the cutest little birds I'd ever seen: (cochins). I got a trio & that was the beginning of an enduring love story. My grandmother is never far from my thoughts when I'm tending the birds.
    Having just lost my father to an untimely death today a week ago, I am trying to keep my mind on pleasant things - & my animals give me lots of pleasure & comfort. I look forward to learning from others who love their animal companions as much as I do.

    P.S. How awful that I didn't first mention my wonderful, handsome hubby, Tim, of almost 25 yrs. and our equally wonderful sons, Garrett & Jordan, now young adults themselves but still at home with us at least a little longer!! (None of these dudes care for poultry the way I do!) I'm a little new to this & a little bit not myself due to my father's recent unexpected death. He was the first man I ever loved.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2009

  2. moduckman

    moduckman Songster

    Jan 2, 2009
    Cairo, Missouri
    I find it incredible that I find so much peace in the barn with my animals.
  3. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  4. peepsnbunnies

    peepsnbunnies Songster

    Mar 31, 2007
    Central Florida
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] from Florida!

    Glad you found the site! Lots of folks to chat with here and lots of great chickie advice too.
    Sorry for the loss of your father [​IMG]
    I too an the 'Ellymae' type and also take great comfort in my critters. My life would be so empty without them.
    Pictures! We Love Pictures of chickens and all other pets too! [​IMG]

    Lisa [​IMG]

  5. william9792

    william9792 Songster

    Nov 23, 2008
    graham, nc
  6. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
  7. Dandelion007

    Dandelion007 Songster

    Dec 7, 2008
    Durant, OK

  8. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    Hey, Cyndi! I'm near Elizabethtown. Good to have you join us!
  9. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

    Jan 7, 2009
    From Old Town, Maine

  10. archerobx

    archerobx Songster

    Feb 4, 2009
    Was Raised in NagsHead, NC.

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