Newbie from North Oregon

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by joyfulhearts, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. joyfulhearts

    joyfulhearts New Egg

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    Hello. I live in North Oregon and have 5 1/2 acres that were neglected for 15 to 20 years.
    I have spent the last 5 years clearing brush, scotch broom and bracken fern, building a fully fenced raised bed garden planting a small orchard and building a hugelkulture raised bed for squash.
    I am currently working on rebuilding the woodshed and installing a small irrigation system for the orchard and squash bed.
    My future plan is to raise chickens, rabbits and Scottish Highland cattle.
    I have a vision of growing and using sprouted barley as forage along with pasture and supplemental hay.
    I look forward to learning from all of your experiences.
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us. I'm sure you future flock will love ranging through your orchard!

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre https://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=learning+centre and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you


    All the best
    CT
     
  3. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi and welcome to BYC! Sounds like a wonderful plan! Thanks for joining us! [​IMG]
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. You really are a very hard working. I'm exhausting just from reading about your activities. Wish you the best with your future projects.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Chris, would it be possible to use a different color to highlight the links? It's very hard for me to make them out. Thank you muchly.
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, joyfulhearts, and :welcome. Pleased you joined our community! Best wishes to you and your reclaimation efforts and future farm critters! :)
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello and welcome to Backyard chickens! I hope you enjoy it here and we are able to answer all the questions you may ever have. And good luck with your plan, sounds like a great one.
     
  9. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     

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