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Newbie and Building a Retirement Farm

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Grunewald Farm, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. Grunewald Farm

    Grunewald Farm Hatching

    Jan 26, 2009
    St. Hedwig, TX
    Hi All! My name is Shelly and my husband and I are building our retirement farm. We are almost finished with the Chicken Coop. I grew up on a farm and have always lived in the country. We are now empty nesters and have the time to build other nests for other animals.

    I have pictures of the chicken coop and am going to post them as soon as I read and learn how.

    The chicken coop is my Christmas present from my husband. My sister said she thought she was a redneck until she heard about my Christmas present.[​IMG]

    I have peeked in on this site several times and enjoy reading the info. I finally decided to join. I think I'm gonna like it!

  2. 2468Chickensrgr8

    2468Chickensrgr8 Songster

    Nov 7, 2007
    [​IMG] from Ontario Canada
  3. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY

    My banker asked me once if I have any retirement investments. I replied "do chickens count". Good luck with the Retirement Farm.
  4. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    Welcome ....My Christmas present was a wooden incubator that I begged and begged for. I've got lots of lovely hatching eggs if you like some. Also selling baby chickens for pick up. THanks!
  5. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

  6. digginchicks

    digginchicks Songster

    Jan 15, 2009
    Sullivan, Indiana
    When I get a job and retire from that job I want a bunch of chickens cause that would be awesome!!!
  7. andehens

    andehens Songster

    Aug 25, 2008
    Scenic Sierra Nevadas
    [​IMG] from California!

  8. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Songster

    Aug 10, 2008
    Northeast Fla
  9. wingnut1

    wingnut1 Crazy Bird Lady

    Hey, Shelly! Welcome!!! And congrats on your retirement farm! What a great dream to make into reality!!! This is a great place for info - and I can't wait to see the pics! Glad to have you in the flock!!! [​IMG]
  10. cherig22

    cherig22 Green Fields Farm

    Sep 2, 2008
    SW Missouri
    You are prolly younger than me, but we are on the Joseph plan.

    While we have the seven (plus) years of feast, we bought or are buying for the seven years of famine (retirement).

    We buy what we know we will need, like the tractor, generator, pitchfork, shovel, etc. Start the seeds for oats, corn, wheat. Grow what we need, and raise what we need.

    Have a good pantry started, with stuff we cannot produce, and store it.

    If you work and plan, you will have what you need when you retire. If we quit working right now, we could survive because we bought what we need, and have hubby's retirement to pay for the mortgage and the basics.

    It is what I wanted to start to do when I was younger, but poor planning made it start later. But is doable now.

    Best of luck to you, and plan ahead.


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