New to BYC from CA

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by grampaspipsqueak, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. grampaspipsqueak

    grampaspipsqueak New Egg

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    Hello, I am brand new to this forum, and I'll tell just a tidbit of why I joined. My husband and I are considering him to retire, and needing to live on a decreased budget, along with learning to become less dependent on the economy. I was raised with oodles of chickens next door at Grampa's in Long Island, NY, way back when girls wore skirts to school. (1957+) My grandfather was a superb man who took us seven kids under his wing (grandma too) when our dad died in 1960.
    Naturally when I came upon BYC I felt like a part of my heart came home. I actually cried looking at the pics. I have family up in Montana that raise animals of sorts; and each time I visit I adore getting the eggs with my sweet niece. Well, now it's MY turn!!
    I live in California, 2 miles from the ocean, where the population and the fog may hinder my efforts some, but I'm gonna try anyhow. (FEEL FREE TO ADVISE ON THAT FACT)
    I look forward to continuing in the 'learning process'. I've read some of the 'help my chickens are sick' threads, and though I still have much to learn, I can't help but sneak a look at all the coops! Wow, there are oodles of em.
    So, thanks for being such nice folk. I will write again when I have something on my questions list.
    Oh, and I love the pics of the little twin goats! Sooo cute.
    Kindly, gps (GrampasPipSqueak) and I was too! :aww
     
  2. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Welcome to the forum!!!

    Tons of amazing people here and some are even from CA! [​IMG]

    BTW, I loved this comment:
    Naturally when I came upon BYC I felt like a part of my heart came home. I actually cried looking at the pics. I have family up in Montana that raise animals of sorts; and each time I visit I adore getting the eggs with my sweet niece. Well, now it's MY turn!!

    That is EXACTLY what we're all about!!!​
     
  3. grampaspipsqueak

    grampaspipsqueak New Egg

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    THANKS NIFTY!
    Thanks for the welcome. And yes, I already looked at the garden forum and bookmarked it!! Who'd 'a thought! Between gardening, visiting neighbors and chasing "hope-to-have" chickens around, I'll be plenty busy! You see, I will be moving 'home' to that house by the ocean -- we've been gone for 13 years inland about an hour. So going home and starting this lovely project is very appealing to me.

    I'll say bye for now. And check out your gardening site some more.
     
  4. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

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    always changing
    I'm 6 miles from the ocean in the fog!!
     
  5. grampaspipsqueak

    grampaspipsqueak New Egg

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    Yippiee!!!! Then there is hope for me to have some chicks! My backyard generally is sunny, once summer fog lifts - oh somewhere around noon - .
    How many chickens do you have ibpboo? Do you run into health issues due to the wetness? Any precautions I ought to be aware of?
    Gee this is fun!
     

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